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Major Dobias was Special.

Major Theodore Dobias was in charge of NYMA's Company F.    When in Company F, I also worked in NYMA's Mess Hall to defray the school's tuition costs.    Such work would interfere with regular non-com. duties, so Maj. Dobias invented a rank for me, entitled Sgt. Librarian.   My duties were to organize and maintain order in the Company F library adjacent to his office.    I stood outside formation during Company drills, a special sort of privilege.

A student (H.W.) borrowed my baseball glove without permission,  while in Company F.  I beat him up, thinking he was trying to steal it.   Maj. Dobias called a company meeting and made me box several students, all of whom I beat.   He then told be that the next time I hit someone, he'd make me box a much bigger, and very tough Korean War orphan (C.C.).     I dared not pick another fight, and what's more, I liked C.C.

Maj. Dobias was a Wizard of Oz sort, and I mean that in a respectful and positive light.    There was far more to him than what meets the eye.

I was in Company G for three years during the years Donald Trump (DT) was there.   I knew DT and he seemed a very nice, polite guy during those years.    He'd surely remember me well.

Monday November 1, 2021 at 5:57 pm
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