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  • Legendary Army Gen. Hollingsworth, Texas A&M Grad, Dies At Age 91

    Gen Hollingsworth was assistant division commander for the 1st Inf Div in 1966 and played a vital role in Operation ATTLEBORO. He later commanded the Third Regional Assistance Command in the closing days of the US redeployment.

    Retired Army Lt. Gen. James F. Hollingsworth, a 1940 Texas A&M graduate who has been honored with placement of a statue on the campus of his alma mater in recognition of his long and exemplary military career, died Tuesday (March 2) in San Antonio at age 91, university officials have been informed.

    A posting by Porter Loring Mortuaries in San Antonio states that graveside services will be held May 20 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.[...]
    FULL ARTICLE - Texas A&M News

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    Retired Army Lt. Gen. James F. Hollingsworth, a 1940 Texas A&M graduate who has been honored with placement of a statue on the campus of his alma mater in recognition of his long and exemplary military career, died Tuesday (March 2) in San Antonio at age 91, university officials have been informed.
    Softly Call the Muster......















    Muster basically works like this: Whenever two or more Aggies are within 100 miles on April 21 they are supposed to get together and remember those graduates who died the previous year.

    Robert Gates was the Muster speaker (2009). He was there not in his capacity as secretary of defense but as a former president of Texas A&M -- a much-loved and much-missed former president. He spoke of the sacrifice Aggies have made in our nation's wars. Twenty-two have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. He read each name and the 12,000 of us in the stands responded "here."

    Then the lights were cut and the arena was plunged into darkness, or as much darkness as you can have in the red glow of "Exit" lights. As the name of each freshly deceased Aggie was read -- starting with students yet to graduate and working back to a member of the Class of 1926 -- a candle was lit and friends of the late Aggie said "here."

    A Corps of Cadets honor guard made a somber march into the arena then fired three volleys of seven shots -- a 21-gun salute -- before the band played "Taps." It was a "Taps" as I've never heard it: excruciatingly slow, fractured, split into a few measures with 20 seconds between them. If you don't feel your mortality at Muster, you never will.

    And that must be part of this ritual's purpose. Muster celebrates the departed -- "our fallen Aggies" in the language of Muster -- but it's also a memento mori: You too will die and when you do, your name will be read here, a candle lit in your honor. Your essence will join the ether and become part of the great Aggie spirit.
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/com...e_aggie_f.html
    Last edited by Miss Saigon; 05 Mar 10, 16:49.

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    • #3
      Rest in peace sir.
      ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

      BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

      BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

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      • #4
        RIP and Godspeed Sir....
        "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."- Sir Winston Churchill, about R.A.F. fighter pilots."
        "It is well that war is so terrible, else we grow to fond of it." - Robert E. Lee

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        • #5
          Rest in Peace General.

          "War is hell, but actual combat is a motherf#cker"
          - Col. David Hackworth

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