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Discharge from the USMA at West Point
The story that Ellis was dishonorably discharged because he secretly wed an actress began to circulate in print in the 1960s. The fact is, however, that Ellis was academically ill-prepared for study at West Point and was only conditionally admitted after failing the entrance examination. During the first year incoming students concentrated on just two subjects, mathematics and French. Ellis was near the bottom of his class in mathematics, and he failed a final oral exam in French. He was among a group of fifteen cadets in the same class who were honorably discharged at the same time for similar reasons. Ellis's full USMA record--a dismal story--is documented in its archives.

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Reconfiguring Harvey Ellis
Beaver's Pond Press (Minneapolis, Minn: 2004)
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