National Affairs: Officers

West Point graduated 261 cadets to become second lieutenants in the Army. General Pershing presented the diplomas and told the class: " You have a rare opportunity and a sacred obligation." Leading the class was F. R. Johnson, of Tacoma. Although he is an inch under the prescribed minimum height, he was admitted to the Academy on probation and led his class for four years, amassing 2,608 out of a possible 2,770 points. Thirteen of the graduates had served in the regular Army before entering the Academy; two were Filipinos; one was from Hawaii.


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