Education: From Hell's Kitchen

Staff Sergeant Chester Davis, class of '35, was sitting in some embarrassment on the platform at Manhattan's Haaren High School in the vicinity of the "Hell's Kitchen" neighborhood. It was Haaren's 45th commencement. Sergeant Davis, flying gunner who was wounded in action, got up shyly, began to speak:

"Now is a good time to apologize to all my teachers for not studying harder. . . . In the Air Corps you have to study. . . . The other Haaren graduates will tell you they'd rather be bombardiers or pilots. . . ....

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