However, his life had become a fixed part of American mythology for years prior to this.
With the blessing of the Ford family, it was placed back into circulation in as part of the Michigan Football Legends program and issued to sophomore linebacker Desmond Morgan before a home game against Illinois on October Ford also visited with players and coaches during practices; at one point, he asked to join the players in the huddle.
Instead, he took a job in September as the boxing coach and assistant varsity football coach at Yale University  and applied to its law school.
Yale officials at first denied his admission to the law school because of his full-time coaching responsibilities. He spent the summer of as a student at the University of Michigan Law School  and was eventually admitted in the spring of to Yale Law School. The petition was circulated nationally and was the inspiration for the America First Committeea group determined to keep the U.
Ford graduated from law school in and was admitted to the Michigan bar shortly thereafter. Buchen who would later serve as Ford's White House counsel. Ford is second from the right, in the front row. Following the December 7,attack on Pearl HarborFord enlisted in the navy.
Naval Reserve on April 13, On April 20, he reported for active duty to the V-5 instructor school at Annapolis, Maryland.
After one month of training, he went to Navy Preflight School in Chapel Hill, North Carolinawhere he was one of 83 instructors and taught elementary navigation skills, ordnance, gunnery, first aid, and military drill.
In addition, he coached in all nine sports that were offered, but mostly in swimming, boxing and football. During the year he was at the Preflight School, he was promoted to Lieutenant, Junior Gradeon June 2,and to lieutenant, in March Sea duty[ edit ] Navy pilots playing basketball in the forward elevator well, mid Jumper at left is Gerald Ford.
From the ship's commissioning on June 17,until the end of DecemberFord served as the assistant navigator, Athletic Officer, and antiaircraft battery officer on board the Monterey.
While he was on board, the carrier participated in many actions in the Pacific Theater with the Third and Fifth Fleets in late and Inthe carrier helped secure Makin Island in the Gilberts, and participated in carrier strikes against KaviengNew Ireland in During the spring ofthe Monterey supported landings at Kwajalein and Eniwetok and participated in carrier strikes in the MarianasWestern Carolinesand northern New Guineaas well as in the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
The Third Fleet lost three destroyers and over men during the typhoon. The Monterey was damaged by a fire, which was started by several of the ship's aircraft tearing loose from their cables and colliding on the hangar deck. During the storm, Ford narrowly avoided becoming a casualty himself. As he was going to his battle station on the bridge of the ship in the early morning of December 18, the ship rolled twenty-five degrees, which caused Ford to lose his footing and slide toward the edge of the deck.
The two-inch steel ridge around the edge of the carrier slowed him enough so he could roll, and he twisted into the catwalk below the deck. As he later stated, "I was lucky; I could have easily gone overboard. He did so safely, and reported his findings back to the ship's commanding officer, Captain Stuart Ingersoll.
The ship's crew was able to contain the fire, and the ship got underway again. One of his duties was to coach football. On October 3,he was promoted to lieutenant commander.Chapter 1: Early Years. Of course I was religious. I grew up in the church.
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