December 8, 2004: From the Archives

Sailors from the Navy V-12 unit

Sailors from the Navy V-12 unit, one of many groups given military training on campus during World War II, perform their morning muster in front of Little Hall. The photograph was provided by retired Navy Capt. Frederick Carment Jr., who enlisted as a Naval aviation cadet in 1943, then was reassigned to the V-12 program as a Princeton freshman. Reassigned back to V-5 flight training after his freshman year, Carment says his inability to return to Princeton is “one of my regrets in life.” end of article