“Out of love, one Midlands man made a promise that he had to keep, and roughly 50 years later, he’s now completing a different kind of promise. Frank E. Barron III, is finally graduating as a member of The Citadel’s Class of 1966, in 2019. It’s 53 years after he began. The story dates back to his junior year at Morehead High School in Eden, NC when Barron decided he wanted to enroll in one of the country’s top military colleges – The Citadel. But as we know, plans don’t always work out the way we want them to. Barron says it started on the first day of his senior year of high school.”