ARMED FORCES: Fighting Chance

It was June Week at West Point. Pretty girls were whisked down to Flirtation Walk, proud families and friends conducted through garden parties, receptions and trophy-filled museums. Then one morning last week, 475 white-belted, swallow-tailed graduates filed gravely to the rostrum, saluted Academy Superintendent Major General Frederick A. Irving, received their diplomas (B.S.) and commissions as 2nd lieutenants in the Regular Army.

They were the first class graduated since the Korean war began, but the new shavetails would not go directly to combat outfits, where so many of their schoolmates in 1948,...

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