National Affairs: First Day of School

At 4:45 one. morning last week, Valmore W. Bourque, 20, of South Hadley Falls, Mass., lugged a suitcase up to Patrick Hall on Denver's Lowry Air Force Base and reported to a sleepy master sergeant. Said Bourque: "I figure it would be something to tell my kids I was the first air cadet in the U.S." Sixteen hours and 45 minutes later, Bourque and 305 other members of the first class at the U.S. Air Force Academy were sound asleep after a double-timed day that included drill, a dedication ceremony, physical examinations (one cadet...

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