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My name is Richard Dees, I am 66 years old, I live in Tampa, FL. I was at Marianna school for boys in 1958. I was in cottage #6. I was there for 10 months. I worked in the kitchen, cooking most of the time. There was a black haired instructor that could scream louder than anyone I have ever heard. I never went to the White House; I tried not to give them a reason to take me there. I wanted to leave there as soon as possible.
I was down to my last two weeks when I got in a fight and it added two more months to my stay. It was soon after that, three boys were going to run. I awoke in the middle of the night and I saw one boy on each side of the doorway to the dormitory. When the guard came through the door to take a bed count the two boys hit him with some kind of object. The boys then ran, the guard sank to his knees and then went upstairs to awake the cottage father. They caught the three boys by daylight.
I know the three boys were taken to the White House and they never returned to the cottage. I never gave it any thought, about them not returning. I am sure they got one serious beating for hitting a guard. Since I have seen all this on the T.V. and the Internet, I wonder if maybe these three boys are in the grave yard. I have attached a picture of myself and the two boys. My picture is on the left. The last names of the other two are Rutland and Boling. I would like to hear from these two. Feel free to call me if you think I can be of any help.