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Texas Aggies Go to War (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students Texas A & M University)


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When their country calls, Texas Aggies go to war. From the Spanish-American War and World War I to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Aggies have been in the forefront of Americaand#8217;s armed forces, producing more officers than any other school outside the service academies. More than 20,000 Texas Aggies served in World War II, for instance, including more than 14,000 as commissioned officers. Trained in leadership and the knowledge required for warfare, Aggies have served with distinction in all branches of the military service.

In this first-ever compilation of the impressive war record of Texas Aggies, stories of individual soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines are displayed with an abundance of statistics, maps, and tables. These narratives include

and#149; First-person accounts of Aggie heroism in battle in all the wars in which AandM former students have fought;

and#149; The horrific experiences of some of the eighty-seven Aggies who were stationed at Corregidor and Bataan;

and#149; The perils of five Aggies who participated in the raid over Tokyo with Jimmie Doolittle;

and#149; The heroics of the seven Medal of Honor recipients from Texas AandM during World War II;

and#149; James Earl Rudderand#8217;s leadership of the Ranger assault at Normandy on D-Day;

and#149; Examples of vigorous support and devotion to duty given by Aggies in Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East.

Texas Aggies Go to War celebrates the schooland#8217;s distinctive Corps of Cadets and its military contributions while honoring the individual sacrifices of its members. Those who fought and those who remember them will find here a comprehensive account of the distinguished war record of this school.

This book was initiated and sponsored by a group of former students who provided funding through the Texas AandM Foundation. All proceeds from the book will be used to benefit the Texas AandM Corps of Cadets.

About the Author

HENRY C. DETHLOFF, an emeritus professor of history at Texas AandM University, is author of The Centennial History of Texas AandM University, 1876andndash;1976.

JOHN A. ADAMS JR. holds a Ph.D. in history from Texas AandM University. He is the author of Keepers of the Spirit: The Corps of Cadets at Texas AandM University, 1876andndash;2001.

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Tamu Commandant Office
Texas A&M University Press
Dethloff, Henry C.
Adams, John A.
Bush, George H. W.
Military - General
Military-General History
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Trade Cloth
Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas AandM University
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40 bandw photos., 14 maps., 18 tables.
10 x 7 in 2.55 lb

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