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My Turn 9-10
The problem with dropouts
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My wife Betty and I attended the McMinnville Central High School Class of 1957 Reunion the other night. She graduated in 1957 and I should have too, but I dropped out of school in 1955 when I was a sophomore. It was a silly, sophomoric thing to do.Why I dropped out of high school and joined the U.S. Army, only to be Honorably Discharged scarcely four months later, is fully covered in the highly acclaimed and modestly sold book, "The Boys Of Benning," which I co-wrote with 13 of my Infantry OCS classmates.