The Marrying Kind

West Point forbids cadets to wed, but two are getting away with matrimony

Standing tall in full-dress gray among his 900 fellow West Point graduates this Saturday will be a freshly minted U.S. Army officer, proudly ready to wear the "butter bars" of a 2nd lieutenant. But he is unique among his classmates in at least one respect: he is graduating only because he and another West Point cadet have figured out how to get away with marriage. Against U.S. Military Academy regulation they married; then they had a child, unmarried in order to graduate from the academy and, with commencement in sight, are apparently prepared to remarry and regain custody of the baby.


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