Education: Report Card

¶ At Annapolis, Md., 852 U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen (out of an original class of 1,123) got their diplomas in the traditional cap-tossing ceremonies in Dahlgren Hall. Not all were headed for the Navy; the Air Force took 221 as second lieutenants, the Marine Corps commissioned 63. Eight graduating middies got their degrees but no commissions. One man was dismissed for marrying against Academy regulations; four others were honorably discharged for medical reasons. Saddest of the eight were three midshipmen who will get no commissions until they are cleared by a tardy security investigation. Refusing to elaborate, a Navy spokesman told...

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