10 June 2015

On This Day: County man graduates top of Naval Academy class


A Lancaster county man has graduated the Naval Academy at the top of his class On This Day in 1881. Cadet John L. Shock, from Mt. Joy, graduated top of his class with a score of 707.74. The highest possible score is 760. Shock is 21.

Source:

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 10 June 1881. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

 

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.