MAJOR GENERAL LUIS RAUL ESTEVES: WEST POINT GRADUATE

Major General Luis Raul Esteves (April 30, 1893 – March 12, 1958) was the first Puerto Rican and the first American citizen of Hispanic heritage to graduate from the United States Military Academy (West Point), and the founder of the Puerto Rico National Guard.

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OBJEE – LIVE BEAR AT USCGA

The academy used to keep a live bear on academy grounds that would occasionally roam the barracks. Cadets would put food out in the hallway when it walked by. In 1983, after a total of 27 bears, the habit was discontinued due to public concern.

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USMMA – SEA YEAR

“The world is our campus…and everything we learn in this classroom will be on the test.”

For midshipmen at the Merchant Marine Academy, about half of your sophomore and junior years are spent at sea.

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday, Sept.16

POW/MIA Remembrance Day honors those Americans who were prisoners of war and those who served and never returned home.

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USMMA Notable Alumni: Coaches Edition

“Skip” Prosser (Class of 1972) was the men’s basketball coach at Loyola (Md.), Xavier University and Wake Forest University.

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