Shirley Benedict Albert: Vicenza, Italy

I lived in the dorms at Vicenza as a junior. My father was stationed at Brindisi. High schoolers were sent to Vicenza for school. Dorms were not coed back then and female teachers were the House Mothers. On weekends there were planned events or day trips that we could sign up for.

General Westmoreland come to the base for an IG Inspection and wanted to visit the dorms. He and his entourage stopped by my room. He asked me a few questions about life in the dorm. We had a couple of laughs and he wished me well in my studies.

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