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Perhaps the most remarkable thing in this audio file is the relative silence of the first 3-1/2 minutes.

As you listen to this audio, picture in your mind more than 300 high school students filing respectfully into Wicker Chapel, flipping down the wooden seat in the traditional theatre-style rows, and sitting quietly in preparation for the service to begin. Where else in the world could you imagine adolescent boys accomplish this without lots of talking or some kind of disturbance?

Then listen as Chief Bruce Patterson, our band our choir director, leads the Corps of Cadets in the opening song, prior to the invocation.

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Chaplain James Benson spoke on the subject of Ezekial and the Dry Bones Valley.

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Recorded by RADM J. Scott Burhoe who says, "At the Chapel Services, one of our cadets, Cadet Juchan D. Kim, played the piano as the cadets arrive.  I decided to set my iPhone next to the piano to record a few minutes…and while the cadets come in too quietly to hear…if you close your eyes and listen, you can almost see them…"

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Cadets remembered the events of September 11, 2001 during a regularly-scheduled chapel service on the morning of September 11, 2012. The Corps sang America The Beautiful, and RADM Burhoe was so moved by the sound of hundreds of boys raising their voices in unison on this special day of remembrance that he pulled out his iPhone and captured as much of the audio as he could.

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Now that FUMA alumnus Darryl Blackstock has been signed by the Oakland Raiders as a linebacker, we thought we'd share an inteview we did with Darryl a few years back when he was playing with the Arizona Carinals.

At that time, Fork Union Military Academy produced a popular radio show named "Shuman Says." Hosted by Jerry Miller and Coach John Shuman, the one-hour show aired on at least a dozen ESPN and FOX Sports radio affiliates from Virginia Beach to Blacksburg and even in West Virginia every Saturday morning.

This "Best Of" edition of "Shuman Says", aired in November 2008, features interviews with some of our favorite guests, including: Kevin Plank, founder of UnderArmour; Vinny Testaverde, veteran NFL quarterback; Darryl Blackstock, linebacker (then with the Arizona Cardinals); Jim Davis, defensive end with the Jacksonville Jaguars; Stacy Tutt, while he was with the New York Jets; and Marques Hagans during his time with the St. Louis Rams.

The Blackstock interview begins at about the 18-minute mark.

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Asylum - "First and Last"
Side 1, Track 4
I Will Be Free (Dan Dinkins)

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Asylum - "First and Last"
Side 2, Track 4
The Last Song (Dan Dinkins, Bob King)

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Asylum - "First and Last"
Side 2, Track 3
Help Me Be Someone (Dan Dinkins, Elaine LaZizza)

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Asylum - "First and Last"
Side 2, Track 2
Deliverance (Dan Dinkins, Elaine LaZizza)

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Asylum - "First and Last"
Side 2, Track 1
If (cover)

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