An unforeseen benefit
Monday, January 21, 2013
Soon after his graduation from high school in 1948, Tom Holt began attending Westminster College in Fulton. However, his education was delayed when a major military conflict erupted, leading to an overseas deployment and a change in his career goals.
“While I was in school, the Korean War was beginning and one of my friends claimed I would probably be drafted,” Holt said.
“He said that if I joined the (National) Guard, I would be able to finish school while also being a part of the military.”