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I was 17. We were in the last weeks of Marine boot camp at Parris Island, S.C. Our platoon was drilling, marching ramrod straight, shoulders back, heels crashing into the parade-ground crushed rock, our drill instructor calling the cadence in that hard nasal singsong. Suddenly he gave us a halt, a right face and a parade rest.
Philadelphia, PA -- For most football fanatics, this is the time of year for watching the big conference championship games and wondering whether their favorite college team is going play in a major postseason bowl.
After a stellar college career including seven titles, captaining the 2004 Palmer Cup team and earning the Byron Nelson Award for being the top collegiate golfer and sportsman, Billy Hurley III did something most athletes in his position do not.
A few years ago, Sam Jones wasn't sure if he would even get into the Naval Academy. Tucker Hull was incredulous when his first piece of recruiting mail came from Navy.
Upon arriving at the Naval Academy, the Midshipmen are immediately instructed how to make their way through Bancroft Hall, the largest dormitory in the world.
How many recall the eight years of George W. Bush's two terms in office, during which he was derided constantly as being too dumb to be president? He was deemed "a frat boy," and yet Mr. Bush had graduated from Yale University and had gone on to secure a master's degree from Harvard Business School. When his grades were compared to those of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry during Mr. Bush's campaign for re-election, it turned out the president had higher scores.
Detroit Lions linebacker Caleb Campbell was singing the national anthem in a football uniform a couple weeks ago for the first time since he suited up Dec. 1, 2007, in the Army-Navy game.
There's a case to be made that a principal job of parents is to help our children toward an understanding of what is and is not possible.
ANNAPOLIS (AP) - The all-day physical exercises that mark the end of a midshipman's first year at the Naval Academy were never exactly fun. But this year, they've gotten even more serious.