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USMMA Mourns the Passing of Peter J. Rackett, Class of 1961

KINGS POINT, N.Y., Aug. 9, 2018 – Yesterday, the United States Merchant Marine Academy learned of the passing of Mr. Peter J. Rackett, Class of 1961, a well-respected alumnus, shipmate and mentor to Midshipmen, staff and faculty alike.

“We are saddened by the death of a man whose life exemplified Acta Non Verba,” said Admiral James A. Helis, Superintendent of the Academy. “Our hearts go out to his family and to all those that counted him as a friend.”

Mr. Rackett had been active in Academy and Alumni affairs for decades. He was a constant source of information and experience on everything to do with USMMA. Some even knew him as “Mr. Kings Point.”

You can read more about him at USMMA Athletics

A memorial service is planned for September. More details will become available at a later date.

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Updated: Friday, August 10, 2018
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