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A Hundred Cigars for a West Point Cadet! PDF Print E-mail

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Marty in Sanford, Florida, you're next on Open Line Friday.  Hello, sir.

CALLER:  How are you today, Rush?

RUSH LIMBAUGH:  I'm great.  I'm glad you called, sir.  Thank you.

CALLER:  Hey, the reason I'm calling is my daughter is a first-year cadet at West Point.  She's a plebe.  Part of their responsibilities each year, the first-year cadets at their Christmas dinner -- which is for all the cadets when they gather in their lunch hall or the meal hall at the end of the day -- is the plebes have to provide cigars to their entire company.  Now, unfortunately, I know nothing about cigars...

RUSH LIMBAUGH:  This is pretty impressive.  I'll tell you what, here.  You need a hundred cigars.  How about if I send you a hundred cigars, an assortment of stuff from my own collection?  You don't have to tell them.


Military cadet mistaken for police by Ferguson protesters in NYC PDF Print E-mail

A crowd in New York City protesting a St. Louis County grand jury’s refusal to bring charges against the white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot an unarmed African-American teenager confronted a U.S. Military Academy cadet Nov. 25 when it mistook him for a police officer. Nineteen-year-old West Point freshman David Adams, who took classes at ETSU while enrolled at Science Hill High School, was walking down 42nd Street when protesters screamed profanity and threw what he believed to be a bottle at him. “All of a sudden, a wave of people just take over the street,” Adams said. “There’s just hundreds or, it seems like, thousands of people. .... Cars were having to come to a screeching halt. They were pushing on the cars.”


West Point cadets will run game ball to Army-Navy game PDF Print E-mail

WEST POINT, New York — U.S. Military Academy cadets will run a ceremonial game ball for the upcoming Army-Navy football game 247 miles from West Point to Baltimore.  The annual Army-Navy game is scheduled for Saturday Dec. 13 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

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Former Carmel Valley student thrives in variety of ways at WP PDF Print E-mail

As local West Point senior Katrina Mecklenburg will tell you, the reason someone goes into the U.S. Military Academy and the reason they stay are often different. When the Cathedral Catholic alumna got into West Point, she wanted to go because she knew it was something she might regret if she didn’t — she didn’t want to look back and wonder what kind of person it would’ve made her. “Why I stayed? All of the unknowns were validated. I saw I became a better person, I loved the training that I was doing, and now I’m at a point where I can’t wait to graduate and I can’t wait to be in the Army and start out as an officer. I can’t imagine myself anywhere else,” said Mecklenburg, 21. Mecklenburg’s decision to go to West Point came as a surprise to her family, who didn’t have a history of military service outside of a grandparent Mecklenburg never knew. Her parents were supportive but hesitant and asked multiple times, “Are you sure you want to do this?”


New Walk of Honor at Frisco’s Veterans Memorial PDF Print E-mail

Crews are putting the final touches this week on the new Walk of Honor at the Veterans Memorial in Frisco in advance of the dedication ceremony on Sunday, which is also Pearl Harbor Day. The ceremony starts at 1 p.m. at Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road. Talks first began for a Walk of Honor in 2007. Construction began earlier this year. It includes engraved memorial bricks with the names of veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, plaques honoring those killed in action and pillars detailing each of the U.S. military campaigns since 1902, when Frisco became a city. The keynote speaker is Collin County Judge Keith Self, who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served for 25 years as an Army officer, ranger, Green Beret and master parachutist infantry officer.


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