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George Henry Reppert Jr. ’39

Published in May 12, 2004, issue

George died Sept. 5, 2003, in Tulsa, Okla., his home since he retired as senior vice president of McGraw-Hill Publishing in 1971.

George moved to Tulsa for a consulting assignment with the Oil and Gas Journal. Upon completing it, he began a second career as a stockbroker with several national firms until he retired again in 1999. During WWII George served as senior liaison officer for G-3 operations of the Sixth Army's Leyte, Luzon, and Mindoro campaigns. Due to his acute knowledge of Army logistics, he was chosen to write the official Sixth Army Report of the Pacific for Gen. MacArthur, a report still regarded by historians at the US War College as the best accounting of action seen during the entire war. He was awarded four battle stars, the Philippines Liberation Ribbon with two battle stars, and the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster.

George was interred at Arlington [Va.] National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Irene; daughter Helen; sons George III and David; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. We extend to them our sympathy as we salute our much-honored friend.

The Class of 1939

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