Historic pages from the archives of the Staten Island Advance: May 17, 1943
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Degrees were awarded to 12 Staten Islanders at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. Six of the graduates were unable to attend the commencement ceremony because they had been called to serve in the military.
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[JR: I can't read the picture. If I had a staff of cub reporters, then I'd assign each a follow up story. I think it would be fascinating to hear their stories. Did they come back? What did they see, accomplish, and learn? Argh! ]
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