John I. Alger, USA (Ret.) Passed away on February 14, 2010 in Chantilly,
VA, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease.
John was preceded in death
by his father, Irvin Alger; mother, Violet (Davies) Alger; and brother,
Robert Alger. He is survived by his sister, Marjorie Hinkel; his
children, Chip Alger, Kelly Stern, Scott Miller, Jason Alger, Carolyn
Thomas, Andrew Alger, Pamela Keegan and; 12 grandchildren; three nieces;
eight great-nieces and great-nephews.
John was a 1960
graduate of Aliquippa High School and a 1965 graduate of the
United States Military Academy. He served two tours in Viet Nam,
including one as an advisor to the Vietnamese Airborne.
Having received his
doctorate from Stanford University, he later served on the
faculty at West Point as well as at the National War College.
John retired from the Army in 1988 and held various positions in the
private sector. John leaves a legacy of love, courage, and pride and
will be dearly missed.
The family will have two
services, February 27 at 1000 (10 a.m.) at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel,
158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg VA 20175, immediately followed by a
life celebration at the Brambleton Community Center, 42645 Regal Wood
Drive, Brambleton, VA 20148 from 12 Noon to 6 p.m. The second service
will be the Interment at the West Point Old Cadet Chapel, USMA, West
Point, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996 on March 19
at 1330 (1:30 p.m.). The family asks, that in lieu of flowers, donations
be made to the USMA Class of ''65 Fund. Please share condolences with
the family at:
NOTE: John I. Alger,
PhD, was the author of two books:
Definitions and Doctrine of the
Military Art: Past and Present (West Point Military History Series),
and, The Quest for Victory: The History of the Principles of War
(Contributions in Military Studies)