Buzzett attends 70th West Point reunion

Harry Buzzett’s West Point photo.

Harry Buzzett’s West Point photo.

From the collection of Joe Buzzett
Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:33 AM.

Apalachicola native Harry Buzzett, 90, a long-time resident of St. George Island , attended his 70th West Point reunion May 20.

Buzzett was a member of an expedited class at the U.S. Military Academy that graduated in three years, in 1944, in order to take part in World War II. Buzzett graduated from West Point on June 6, 1944, the same day his brother, Julian (Rex) Buzzett, was killed on Utah Beach during the invasion of Normandy . A street in Apalachicola is named in honor of Rex.

As a newly commissioned second lieutenant, Harry Buzzett went on to serve as an aide in the headquarters of Gen. Lucius Clay, who administered occupied Germany after World War II. Buzzett later served in both the Korean War and Vietnam War.

He is now living in Tampa and visits St. George Island whenever possible.

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