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3 county student-athletes will leave soon for West Point


L-R Alex Auckermann, Austin Montgomery and Chapman Johnson will all attend Westpoint in the fall. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

One of the first orders of being part of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is the infamous 90-second goodbye.

This is how long cadets are given to say farewell to their parents, siblings or any other loved ones who have made the trip to the campus 50 miles north of New York City.

Tears are shed. Embraces are tight. Hearts temporarily splintered.

And in typical West Point fashion, it will be 90 seconds.


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