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Kentucky native posthumously made honorary brigadier general

Feb. 12, 2020 4:50 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky native who attended the U.S. Military Academy and achieved the rank of colonel was promoted posthumously to the honorary rank of brigadier general in Kentucky by Gov. Andy Beshear. Charles Young was born in Mays Lick, Kentucky, in 1864 to enslaved parents. He graduated from...

West Point wrestlers honor fellow cadet killed in accident

Jan. 30, 2020 5:07 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — West Point wrestlers will honor a teammate killed in a vehicle rollover accident last year by hosting a match at his former high school in New Jersey. The U.S. Military Academy wrestling team will host Lehigh University in an NCAA Division I match at West Orange High School on...

West Point cadet sought donations to host porn star for date

Jan. 15, 2020 3:18 PM EST

A West Point cadet briefly tried to raise money online to cover travel and lodging costs for an adult film star to be his date for a formal banquet at the storied academy. The GoFundMe page was offline Wednesday, but the military news website Task & Purpose said the page titled “Help Me Bring Diamond...