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Kermit Dyke: West Point Celebrates Oldest Living Graduate

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Photo Credit: Mary Calvert for the Washington Post.

Like many young men during the Great Depression, Kermit Dyke saw the Armed Forces as a way into a steady job and better life. He joined the National Guard and in 1936, applied to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Now West Point's oldest living graduate, retired Colonel Dyke shares his memories of cadet life, World War II, and more in a video interview with a West Point staffer. 

Read a Washington Post profile on Colonel Dyke here.

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