Education: Big Day in Korea

On the parade ground of the Korean Military Academy just outside Seoul, President Syngman Rhee and General (ret.) James Van Fleet climbed into a black jeep for a special review of the cadet corps. For both men it was a big day; both had worked hard for it, both had waited for it eagerly. There, on a site that lay along Van Fleet's "Golden Line" the location of what was to be 1951's last-ditch stand against the Communists —the four-year-old academy last week graduated its first class. Guns boomed, the band blared, sabers flashed...

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