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March 16, 2004

Happy Birthday, Ring Knockers!

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Even though I am a Gamma Delta Iota who graduated from the first Land Grant college west of the Mississippi, I think the academies are important institutions to each of the services, even if I do rag on the pre-1980 grads about having collegiate GED's instead of accredited degrees. Yes, that's right folks - until the very late 70's, the academies did not bestow conventional degrees. Not that it mattered - all the 'good schools' took the academy certificates as 'good enough for government work' for graduate school purposes.

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