Joe House (B1) and Tom Bainbridge (E2)
Class Ring's to the
WPAOG Ring Memorial Program for the USMA Donated Class of 2019
The "Ring Memorial Program" is a program whereby graduates
may bequeath (or graduates’ descendants may donate) West Point class
rings for the specific purpose of incorporating the gold into the class
rings of future graduates.
The Ring Melt for the USMA Class of 2019 was held in February this
year. Two rings from '57 were among the sixty-nine rings melted down.
Jack Vickers presided at the
melt of Joe House’s ring.
Ms. MaryBeth Bainbridge, daughter of Tom Bainbridge, presided
over the melt of his ring. “My father always wore his ring,” said
MaryBeth. “Given that his birthstone was a diamond, he even wore his
West Point ring as his wedding band, it meant that much to him.”
See photos below:
Jack places Joe House’s ring into the crucible.
Jack Vickers salutes Joe House.
MaryBeth Bainbridge places Dad's ring into the crucible.