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Foster Cass (Class of 1941) grew up in Fayette. He was a student at the University when the United States joined World War II after Pearl Harbor. Cass got his pilot's license from UIU then joined the Navy, serving as a member of the first crew of the USS Fayette.
Cass talks about living, working, and going to school in Fayette, meeting his wife at the UIU Library, serving in the Navy, moving to California and coming back for homecomings. He says that UIU did a lot for him, and he tries to pay it back.