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Frey repays 51 year old favor

Fifty-one years ago Barnesville rallied to help a recent immigrant pay his medical bills. Now he wishes to repay the favor. Carl Ulrich Frey, his mother and two sisters arrived in Toronto, Canada from war-ravaged Berlin, Germany, in 1951 with $35. He was determined to get an American education. At 19, Frey, read about Gordon Military College in a magazine. He picked it because its tuition fit the budget he saved from a clerical job in Toronto. He came to Gordon the hard way ‘“ hitchhiking ‘“ to begin 12th grade. A tall, serious boy with a crew cut, Frey made friends quickly and was an A student as his senior year drew to an end. In spring 1958 Frey and three fellow cadets were tramping through woods around Barnesville when a vine tripped him and he struck it aside with a stick. The vine whipped back and buried a thorn deep into his left eye.

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