Has anyone ever confirmed that Stan Deyo actually attended the USAF Academy?
Did he attend USAFA? Maybe. Did he graduate from USAFA? No. He's not listed in the Academy's assoication of graduates, nor is he a member of the AFA. His own bio indicates he didn't graduate, stating,"Upon returning to Dallas from USAFA, Stan trained in computer programming at IBM." Had he graduated, he would have gone on active duty, not returned to Dallas to work for IBM. Of course he could have gone to IBM after his mandatory tour of duty after graduating, but that's not what his bio says.
Lots of kids leave the military academies for any number of reasons. If a cadet/mid leaves an academy before the start of their third year, they can do so without any obligation to the military. They leave after the first day of their third year, they are obligated to serve their mandatory tour as an enlisted man/woman.
Also thought this nuggest from his bio was chuckle worthy:He was the only 4th class cadet who received written permission from General Curtis E. LeMay (head of S.A.C. at the time) to drink coffee and sit at ease during meals - which was not the norm for 4th class cadets.
Anyone see a problem with this claim?