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The Mt. Fuji climbers: Hillary Uyehara, graduate student (from left), Lt. Bimstaeffer, Capt. Larry Ingham of the Honor Guard Company, and Col. Ron Van Stockum.

The ultimate scholarship

Upon graduation from the University of Washington in June 1937, as the Honor Graduate of my ROTC class, I was offered a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Regular U.S. Marine Corps. This I accepted with enthusiasm.

With a modicum of hyperbole, it could have been described as the ultimate scholarship: a 30-year career in the Marine Corps. However, it imposed accompanying commitments: Duty, Honor, Country!

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