Education: Tower of Strength

Tower of Strength Beneath a hot Virginia sun one day last week, Defense Secretary George Catlett Marshall stepped to the front of the speakers' platform to receive a tribute it had taken him 50 years to earn. Virginia Military Institute had turned out in full regalia to do him honor as its most famous living alumnus.

There were speakers, a medal from the state of Virginia and a full-dress parade by V.M.I.'s 770 cadets, resplendent in black shakos, grey tailcoats and white ducks. Then Elder Statesman Bernard Baruch rose to dedicate the George Catlett...

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