The Army records and Detroit News archival records show Westmoreland was in Detroit on Feb. 18, 1969, for a dinner honoring a Vietnam War veteran. The banquet was for Congressional Medal of Honor winner Dwight Johnson, a Detroit African-American...[see "full government scholarship" highlighted in yellow, right column]
Carson's campaign admits erring by a few months on the date in 1969.
Campaign spokesperson Doug Watts explained in a statement that though Carson's "Senior [ROTC] Commander was in touch with West Point and told Dr. Carson he could get in, Dr. Carson did not seek admission."
The officer said to him, "'We can get you into West Point, and it would be free for you,'" Carson continued. "That's an offer -- that's not a non-offer."
UPDATE: Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed writes that a Yale alumnus confirms the details of an anecdote from Dr. Ben Carson’s biography which the Wall Street Journal claimed to throw into doubt.
On Saturday a reporter with the Wall Street Journal published a story that my account of being the victim of a hoax at Yale where students were led to believe the exams they had just taken were destroyed and we needed to retake the exam was false. The reporter claimed that no evidence existed to back up my story. Even went so far as to say the class didn't exist.
Well here is the student newspaper account of the incident that occurred on January 14, 1970.
Will an apology be coming. I doubt it.
Here is an interview my mother did in Parade Magazine on May 11, 1997. Did CNN do any research at all?