Randy Steffan

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Born on a ranch in Texas, Randy Steffen grew up around horses, which set the stage for his becoming  a western artist, writer and researcher.

He graduated high school in 1935, receiving an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.  While attending Stanton Preparatory Academy, a prerequisite for West Point, he waited tables and gave riding lessons.  Soon after starting at West Point he traded places with another cadet and transferred to the Naval Academy.