High School Journalist Gets Big Interview

Jul 11, 2017

The Washington Post accidentally published the phone number for Secretary of Defense, James Mattis. A sharp eyed high school student called the number and asked for an interview with Secretary Mattis. Mattis agreed to an interview. Mattis told student readers that they would not go wrong maintaining an “avid interest in history.” Mattis went on to say, “Probably the most important thing is to get involved.” Students would benefit by gaining courage and confidence. The Defense Secretary said that he agreed to be interviewed because, “I’ve always tried to help students becauseI think we owe it to you young folks to pass on what we learned going down the road so that you can make your own mistakes, not the same ones we made.”