Donald deJongh Cutter, 1941
US Military and as a municipal leader in New Hampshire
For his service in the US Military and as a municipal leader in New Hampshire, Vermont Academy honors Donald deJongh Cutter, class of 1941, with the Florence Sabin Distinguished Alumni Award.
Active in sports and clubs at Vermont academy, his extra-curricular interests continued at Dartmouth College where he was on the ski team, as well as troop commander and supervisor of ski training in the Tenth Mountain Division of the US Army. During World War II, Cutter served in the Aleutian Island Campaign, Kiska Island Invasion, the Asiatic Pacific Theaters, and with the Army of Occupation in Germany. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict and served as a director of winter sports and coach/member of the Army’s European Ski Team. During his 17 years of reserve service Cutter received many awards and decorations, and retired with the rank of Captain in 1961.
Cutter has worked as General Manager of Okemo Mountain and Mount Ascutney ski areas, legal consultant on ski safety, high school ski coach, Selectman, Planning Board member, and served as acting chief of the volunteer fire department. He was honored with the Outstanding Volunteer Award for fifty years of service to his community and state.