Dartmouth College Class of 44
Leading into Memorial Day - The Patriot Post has this amazing info about the effect WW2 had on these great Americans.
"But among the most distinguished of Dartmouth's graduates would be those of the Class of 1944. Although they will observe their 65th reunion this year, the Class of '44 never walked for a commencement. Neither did the Class of '43 before them, or '45 after them.
World War II interrupted their lives.
In 1940, there were 699 freshmen enrolled for Dartmouth's Class of '44, but in the years prior to their scheduled commencement, the entire class departed -- most to serve in WW II or in some capacity with the war-related industrial surge. By 1944, the Navy had requisitioned most of Dartmouth's teaching space for training its own personnel." Mark Alexander
The entire class......We owe that generation for everything we have. It is a good essay so go check it out.