Called to active duty when he was a junior at Texas A&M University in 1943, Stein was recruited as an aviation cadet, but because of the large number of candidates, some were sent back to college to await an opening at the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Classification Center. Stein also spent six weeks on grave-registration duty, a program whereby the United States brought men who had been killed and buried in foreign countries during World War II back to their families.
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