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And Brutus is an honourable man

Ted Kennedy earned C grades at the private Milton Academy, but was admitted to Harvard as a "legacy" -- his father and older brothers had attended there, so the younger and dimmer Kennedy's admission was virtually assured. While attending, he was expelled twice, once for cheating on a test, and once for paying a classmate to cheat for him. While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years instead of two. His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to England, pulled the necessary strings to have his enlistment shortened to two years, and to ensure that he served in Europe, not Korea, where a war was raging. Kennedy was assigned to Paris, never advanced beyond the rank of Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged.

Senator Edward Kennedy was buried with full military honours - Telegraph

Pass the bucket....

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Interesting that he was a private.
In the British Army with his family background a commission would have been more or less automatic especially 50years ago.

Interesting that he was a private.
In the British Army with his family background a commission would have been more or less automatic especially 50years ago.

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