50 years ago The brigade of midshipmen from the Naval Academy will join in welcoming a 1905 alumnus from the Pacific when Fleet Commander Chester W. Nimitz, commander in chief of the Pacific fleet, returns to Washington. The mids will serve as an honor guard at the Capitol. -- The Sun, Oct. 4, 1945.
The separation center at Fort George G. Meade has discharged its 50,000th serviceman, Tech 4/g George H. Smith of Greensboro. -- The Sun, Oct. 21, 1945.