"Here": The Muster Speeches at Texas A&M University

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ISBN-13: 9781623496005
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 02/19/2018
Series: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University , #128
Pages: 536
Sales rank: 329,918
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author


JERRY CULLUM COOPER ’63 was editor of The Texas Aggie alumni magazine from 1971 to 2002, is the coauthor of Footsteps: A Guided Tour of the Texas A&M University Campus, and is the editor of To Bataan and Back: The World War II Diary of Major Thomas Dooley. He resides in College Station, Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword Col. Michael Edward Fossum '80 xi

Preface xiii

Introduction: The Magic of Muster xvii

First Muster Packets Mailed Worldwide (1943) 1

E. E. McQuillen '20: First Memorial Roll Call (1944) 3

Lt. Clifton H. Chamberlain '40: Speech (1945) 6

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower: "Speech for Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College" (1946) 9

Col. Willard T. Chevalier: Build Character and Culture (1947) 16

Sam Hill: 1948 Campus Muster 18

James W. Aston '33: Only Aggies Can Understand (1949) 20

Marion S. Church '05: Live to Honor San Jacinto (1950) 24

James H. Pipkin '29: "Son, Remember …" (1951) 28

Searcy Bracewell '38: Destroying the Bridge (1952) 36

Gov. Dan Thornton: "America's Immeasurable Strength" (1953) 41

Gov. Allan Shivers: Understanding the Aggie Spirit (1954) 48

Gen. Otto P. Weyland '28: Guarding Our Heritage with Honor (1955) 55

Maj. Gen. J. Earl Rudder '32: Honesty, Integrity, and Common Sense (1956) 61

Gen. Bernard A. Schriever '31: The Human Factor (1958) 67

Olin E. Teague '32: Bold Leadership (1959) 70

Lt. Gen. A. D. Bruce '16: A Pledge and Responsibility (1960) 78

James W. Aston '33: Do We Know the Truth? (1961) 84

Eli L. Whiteley '41: A&M Can Change (1962) 88

L. F. Peterson '36: Program of Excellence (1963) 94

E. King Gill '24: A&M's 12th Man-The True Story (1964) 99

Clarence Darrow Hooper '53: Dynamics of Change and Innovation (1965) 103

Penrose B. Metcalfe '16: Never, Never, Never Die (1966) 108

Maj. Gen. Raymond L. Murray '35: Knowledgeable, Dedicated Leadership (1967) 113

Maj. Gen. Wood B. Kyle '36: Aggie Marine Corps Generals (1968) 120

Mayo J. Thompson '41: "Texas A&M-An Island of Light" (1969) 126

Yale B. Griffis '30: A Sacred Trust (1970) 133

Jack K. Williams: In the Footsteps of Giants (1971) 138

Larry B. Kirk '66: Heritage (1972) 144

Capt. James E. Ray '63: Enduring Hardships (1973) 148

Sheldon J. Best '63: Quality of Life (1974) 152

Reagan V. Brown '43: Rendezvous with Life (1975) 159

Charles G. Scruggs '45: "How Will You Answer the Muster Calls of the Future?" (1976) 165

Maj. James E. Ray '63: Discipline and Human Relations (1977) 172

Col. Tom Dooley '35: The Corregidor Muster of 1942 (1978) 180

Lee H. Smith '57: Not Just a Memorial Service (1979) 193

Henry G. Cisneros '68: Soldier, Statesman, Knightly Gentleman (1980) 199

Frederick McClure '76: "The Signs of the Times" (1981) 207

William B. Heye '6o: Quality = Spirit and Leadership (1982) 216

Haskell M. Monroe: What Kind of Aggie Are You? (1983) 225

Jack M. Rains '6o: A&M's Strong Maroon Line (1984) 232

Lt. Gen. Ormond R. Simpson '36: "So You Think You Are a Texas Aggie?" (1985) 239

A. W. "Head" Davis. '45: What Is a Great University? (1986) 243

Robert L. Walker '58: What Is the Aggie Spirit? (1987) 251

Gerald D. Griffin '56: Meeting the Challenge of the Future (1988) 257

Chet Edwards '74: The Meaning of Aggie Muster (1989) 263

M. L. "Red" Cashion '53: Aggie Spirit-Live It, Share It, Give It (1990) 267

Adm. Jerome L. Johnson '56: Leadership Is a Duty (1991) 272

Frank W. Cox III '65: Where Else but Aggieland (1992) 277

Jack G. Fritts '53: That Certain Feeling (1993) 287

Andrés Tijerina '67: Becoming a Texas Aggie (1994) 297

Lee J. Phillips '53: The Ties That Bind (1995) 307

E. Dean Gage '65: "The Meaning of M-U-S-T-E-R" (1996) 313

H. Bartell Zachry Jr. '54: What Can I Do for A&M? (1997) 322

Gene Stallings '57: Doing the Very Best You Can (1998) 328

W. Mike Baggett '68: Character, Leadership, Teamwork, Emotion (1999) 342

Randy Matson '67: Traditions Set Us Apart (2000) 351

Joe E. West '54: A Spirit Can Ne'er Be Told (2001) 357

Gov. Rick Perry '72: Freedom Is Not Free (2002) 366

Edwin H. Cooper '53: Manifestations of Spirit (2003) 374

Jon L. Hagler '58: "The Spirit's the Thing" (2004) 381

Clayton Williams Jr. '54: Texas A&M Is Unique (2005) 391

Bill E. Carter '69: Aggie Spirit in Action (2006) 399

Brooke L. Rollins '94: "In Fire, Gold Is Tested" (2007) 411

John A. Adams Jr. '73: "Spirit and Mind" (2008) 419

Robert M. Gates: Character and Integrity (2009) 424

Maj. Stephen G. Ruth '92: We Are Called to Serve (2010) 431

Tobin R. Boenig '95: "Rise to the Challenge" (2011) 438

John R. Hoyle '57: We Fight to the Finish (2012) 445

Bill Jones '81: Friendship-Family-Freedom (2013) 453

Bill Youngkin '69: Explaining from the Inside (2014) 461

Will Hurd '99: Work Hard to Make This World Better (2015) 467

R. C. Slocum: "What Will I Leave Behind?" (2016) 476

Eddie J, Davis '67: "A Gig Line in Our Minds" (2017) 484

Appendix I Campus Muster Speakers, Locations, and Sources 493

Appendix II Muster Poems 503

Index 513

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