Synopses & Reviews
Following on the success of Texas Aggie Medals of Honor
, James R. Woodall now returns with a new book that focuses on the military service by graduates of Texas AandM University from World War I to Vietnam. Of the tens of thousands of Aggies who served in the nationandrsquo;s military, Woodall has selected twelve individuals who stand out as singular examples of bravery and heroism.
Twelve Texas Aggie War Heroesand#160;tells each servicemanandrsquo;s story in a concise, engaging manner. Some subjects, such as Earl Rudder and James Hollingsworth, will be familiar to readers. But Woodall also introduces us to less familiar but no less notable men as well, from A. D. Bruceandrsquo;s march from the trenches of France and the crossing of the Rhine in World War I to Bob Acklenandrsquo;s three tours in Vietnam.
In addition to the twelve chapters focusing on these remarkable individuals, Woodall provides an extensive set of appendixes that include the relevant citations for each serviceman as well as larger lists of Aggies who were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or Air Force Cross.
andquot; A book on the legacy and contribution made by these distinguished twelve Aggies is long overdue. Having known five of the twelve Aggies, I find this to be a great addition to the dynamic panorama of Texas AandM history, and it should have a broad appeal beyond the Corps of Cadets to Aggie Clubs, the Association of Former Students, the Texas AandM Foundation, military book clubs, and archive collections.andquot;andmdash; John A. Adams Jr. and#39;73
This book focuses on the military service by graduates of Texas AandM University from World War I to Vietnam. Of the tens of thousands of Aggies who served in the nationandrsquo;s military, Woodall has selected twelve individuals who stand out as singular examples of bravery and heroism.
About the Author
JAMES R. WOODALL andrsquo;50 is the author of Texas Aggie Medals of Honor: Seven Heroes of World War II. He served in the US Army in the Korean War, Europe, Vietnam, and stateside, and is highly decorated, holding among other awards the Silver Star and three Bronze Stars. His final posting was as Commandant of Cadets and professor of military science at Texas AandM University. He makes his home in College Station, Texas.