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President Emeritus Paul E. Gray, a product of MIT's ROTC program who served two years on active duty, has been inducted into the Army ROTC Hall of Fame at MIT.
Military service opened horizons that Gray had not previously considered.
"When I left MIT after five years of full-time study, I had no intention of returning," said Gray, who took a full-time job in New Jersey after earning the S.B. in 1954 and the S.M. in 1955. A short time later, he went on active duty as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, instructing officers and enlisted men at Fort Devens, Mass., on the use and maintenance of sophisticated communications equipment. "Through the teaching experience, I realized I didn't know as much as I thought I did," he said. "That led me back to MIT."
For an expanded version of this story, see http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/nr/2003/gray.html.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 7, 2003.