In April Sam Hackenberger former Chebeaguer, (Jeffrey Putnam's grandfather) went to Valley Forge Military Academy in Valley Forge PA with two of his daughters, to celebrate his 79th reunion. In 1929 Sam and a few other students opened the academy. He was forced to drop out of school in his junior year because his family lost everything during the depression. VFMA President,Charles McGeorge and the Alumni Association Board of Directors did not realize there were any surviving memebers of the first class and Sam and anxious to tell them his stories of the beginning years. Recenty the Board voted to give Sam an honorary degree. Last weekend he was surounded with some of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren when we presented him with his degree.