“Duty, Honor, Country.” (Gen. Douglas MacArthur)
I’ve been to number of college lacrosse games either at the Final Four or on the respective college campus of the home team. At Princeton lacrosse games, I look at the Tiger sideline and wonder what the student-athletes are majoring in and how they may apply themselves into the real-world. A broad list of industries and professions come to mind from a liberal arts environment. Last weekend, we took the family for a trip up to the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY to watch the Black Knights take on the Boston University Terriers.
We sat behind the Army bench and the enthusiasm of the players made me miss the one thing about playing sports on a regular basis besides competition – camaraderie.
But as the lacrosse game went on and Army comfortably leading BU, I was looking at the ARMY sideline and thought to myself that somewhere in that mix is a future General.
Two notable, Five Star Generals during World War II, in Douglas MacArthur and George S. Patton, were both West Point graduates. During their respective time at “the Point” MacArthur played baseball and Patton played football.