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4 Mids to participate in Holocaust program
International course stresses importance of fighting genocide, protecting human rights
By Bradley Olson
sun reporter
Originally published May 5, 2006

Four Naval Academy midshipmen will travel to Europe next month for a harrowing reminder of the importance of moral courage in the military.

As part of an annual program funded by the Auschwitz Jewish Center, they will go to Poland with cadets from the nation’s other service academies to study the Holocaust.

Marjorie Drake and John Shaffo, who will be seniors, and soon-to-be juniors Justin Bardin and Carlin Song were awarded the scholarships, each valued between $10,000 and $15,000, by the center after a rigorous application process.