‘1989 – “Break Out”‘ By Dale Jordan

This short story is motivational and informative. It addresses an honorable and a camaraderie building tradition at a Virginia’s esteemed military college, Virginia Military Institute. Even though there have been many changes since 1989, the class system still exists with the new cadets or “rats’ as they are called. This short story gives you a synopsis of what “Break Out” entails and how it relates to the class of “rats.”

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