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Robert Schmoeger
Crossed the Bar
3/12/1971

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Updated 11/13/2020

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Golden Legacy Ceremony 2020  (Added 11/01/2020)

     Our CGA Link In The Chain class of 2022 invited our class to attend their 3/c Formal Dinner Dance on 28 March 2020.  Between the dinner and the dance, the Golden Legacy Ceremony would be held in Leamy Hall whereby our classmates had the opportunity to donate their class rings, to be melted and mixed into the gold for 2022s class rings.

     Eight of our classmates donated their rings, one anonymously in memory of Robert Schmoeger who crossed the bar while a cadet. Unfortunately, the 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Videos by '72 Ring Donors
     During the fall of 2020, the CGA Alumni Assn assisted our class in creating a video link to virtually represent the cancelled Golden Legacy Ceremony and preserve the memory. Included in the video link are:
     A 3 minute video by Greg Johnson representing:
       * A 72 Anonymous Donor in memory of:
     Cadet 2/c Robert Schmoeger [Crossed the Bar 1971]

     Visit this video made by the Alumni Association for
      The Passing of the Rings - Golden Legacy: Class of 1972 and 2022
  

Obit: During a USAF Academy  exchange weekend, Bob died from a fall over a cliff while jogging on a mountain path near the Air Force Academy.

    Bob Schmoeger is buried in Forrest Lawn Cemetery in La Salle, IL which is Southwest of Chicago.