20 May 2014

Academy plebes best greasy obelisk after 2 hours | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Academy plebes best greasy obelisk after 2 hours

Image Copyright: Mike Morones

By Meghann Myers, Staff writer
Copyright: www.militarytimes.com

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — The Naval Academy’s freshman class completed the biggest teamwork challenge of their young careers Monday when the plebes scaled the grease-slathered Herndon Monument in two hours, 19 minutes and 35 seconds, bring their plebe year to a slippery, shoeless and exhilarating close.

In the end, Midshipman 4th Class Michael Landry, of South Haven, Mississippi, placed a mid’s combination cover at the top of the 21-foot obelisk with the help of the class of 2017, nearly an hour after another mid knocked down the plebe “Dixie cup” placed there by the class of 2016.

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