Box 4 News and Publications

Release of the POWs

Contributed by Steve Stockdale, CS-39. My mother clipped this out of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in February 1973. It shows the release of Maj. James R. Berger of Mansfield, Ohio, who is welcomed by Lt. Col. Richard Abel. More on Col. Abel and his family.

Box 4 News and Publications

Completion of Basic Cadet Training

This is the blurb the Academy sent to local newspapers. Note that it refers to “more than 1,300 freshmen.” We started with 1,505 according to the Superintendent’s Letter to Parents on 25 July. I wonder if this means there were almost 200 who didn’t complete BCT.