Crouch Welcomes, Honors Local West Point Cadet Joshua Lobdell Of Deposit To Capitol

April 24, 2013

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Guilford) today had the privilege of welcoming and honoring West Point Cadet Private Joshua Dane Lobdell of Deposit, NY, and other young men and women of the United States Military Academy at West Point, as part of the New York State Assembly’s West Point Day. Cadet Joshua Lobdell, a freshman of the Class of 2016, is the son of Dwayne and Ruth Lobdell and graduated from Deposit Central School in 2012.

“West Point is one of the finest and most respected military colleges in our nation, and it’s a great honor to welcome Private Lobdell and his classmates to the State Capitol today,” said Crouch. “I am certain that as Private Lobdell pursues his education, as well as the other cadets in his class, we will see the next generation of leaders emerge for our country and its military. Their dedication and service is something that should be celebrated and commended.”

The United States Military Academy was established at West Point in 1802 and has the longest continuous service of any United States military installation. Additionally, West Point is the country’s oldest military academy. Admission to West Point is selective with approximately 1,150 cadets entering into the Academy this year as the West Point Class of 2016. Notable West Point graduates include U.S. Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower, numerous famous generals and many Medal of Honor recipients.