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By Meghann Myers, Staff writer
ANNAPOLIS, MD. — The Naval Academy’s freshman class completed the biggest teamwork challenge of their young careers Monday when the plebes scaled the grease-slathered Herndon Monument in two hours, 19 minutes and 35 seconds, bring their plebe year to a slippery, shoeless and exhilarating close.
In the end, Midshipman 4th Class Michael Landry, of South Haven, Mississippi, placed a mid’s combination cover at the top of the 21-foot obelisk with the help of the class of 2017, nearly an hour after another mid knocked down the plebe “Dixie cup” placed there by the class of 2016.