The class the stars fell on is an expression used to describe the United States Military Academy Class of 1915. In the United States Army, the insignia reserved for generals is one or more stars. Of the 164 graduates that year, 59 (36%) attained the rank of general, the most of any class in the history of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, hence the expression. Two reached the rank of five-star General of the Army. There were also 2 four-star generals, 7 three-star lieutenant generals, 24 two-star major generals and 24 one-star brigadier generals.Additionally, Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of the five-star generals, went on to become the 34th President of the United States.
A Medical Advance may set the stage for another group of military officers to emulate the West Point Class of 1915. The article points out the obvious value to soldiers injured on the battlefield. It leaves unstated other possible applications for the technology, a quick round of surgery and another George Patton could be out there.
I admit this is a cheap shot. But General Officers, these days, seem to act more like CEO’s rather than Generals that legends are made of. I am not sure that I would have even made this snarky entry but for the fact that I recently ran across an article about the exploits of Mad Jack Churchill, a rare breed.