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Colorado Springs, Colo. The first time Joshua Waugh applied to the Air Force Academy, he had to make up a Social Security number. To the best of his knowledge, he didn't have one. He grew up in the foster care system, just down the road from the storied university. As he filled out college applications, he was a 6'1" teen with bleach blond hair who weighed 140 pounds. In the summers, he ate one meal every other day. Born to two "very drug addicted parents," he says, when he was in elementary school he and his diapered baby brother were locked outside in the snow by foster parents who decided they didn't want the boys anymore. In his pre teen years, he learned to live on the Ramen noodles and potatoes he bought working construction sites for a few bucks a day. And he did. In his time on campus, Waugh became a peer counselor, one of two cadets in each squadron trained to help fellow students in need. He was asked to share his story with his fellow cadets and alumni at the academy's annual character and leadership symposium earlier this year. He drew a standing ovation from the packed auditorium. Despite his hardships, Waugh has come through his life with gratitude and a remarkable lack of bitterness, his mentor Douglas Somerville says. "That's his hallmark in oakley flak 2.0 custom fact: He does not look back. Even when we wave goodbye to him at the airport, he doesn't look back. He doesn't dwell on the past." If he wasn't in the Air Force Academy, Waugh says, there's a good statistical chance he would have ended up in jail. After his younger brother tested positive for cocaine at the hospital, shortly after he was born in January 1995, the boys were taken from their parents and given to their grandparents. Josh was two years old. They didn't know it at the time, but his grandmother had been diagnosed with cancer. Six months after the boys were put in her care, she died. Then their grandfather also was diagnosed with the disease. Unable to care for them himself, he put the boys in the foster care system. Before his grandmother's death, the grandparents reached out to Douglas and Cynthia Somerville, family friends who were living in Oklahoma. Douglas, known as Dusty, was a 1981 Air Force Academy graduate. He and his wife lived in Oklahoma, and the boys visited them a number of times. They wanted to adopt the boys, they say, but Dusty Somerville was about to deploy to Saudi Arabia for three months. "As much as we wanted the boys, we knew that wouldn't work out," Mr. Somerville said in a phone interview. It would have been difficult for Cindy to care for two highly energetic boys all by herself, they say. "We wanted to wait until after I got back." 'Things got a little more drastic'In the meantime, a couple fostered the boys. "I don't remember too much about them," Waugh says, but he recalls them being "really nice" at first. 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Somerville says he recalls hearing reports that a neighbor had seen the boys being hit by the foster parents. A case worker came to check on the boys and put them back in the foster system. 'They just left . for months at a time'They were placed with another family, who had eight kids of their own and anywhere up to eight kids in the foster care system at any given time. Six months into the boys' stay with their new adoptive family, the Somervilles tried to adopt the boys. A judge ruled that since they had found a new foster family, it would be unwise to disrupt the boys' lives again. The foster family adopted the boys as wardens of the state, meaning they received money for caring for the kids. Waugh estimates they received thousands of dollars a month for all their foster children. He says one of his foster sisters sexually abused him when he was eight years old, bringing him down into the basement of the house almost weekly for a year and a half. 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