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Do You Know Of An Aggie Who Served In World War II?

Scot Walker '90 July 24, 2017 10:34 AM updated: November 10, 2017 10:57 AM

The man on the right is Ray Boyles '44. Taken during WWII; location unknown.
The man on the right is Ray Boyles '44. Taken during WWII; location unknown.

An effort is underway to collect photos of Aggies who served in World War II for a special tribute in Texas A&M's Memorial Student Center.

The nonprofit organization From Bastogne to Texas installed a temporary exhibit in the MSC Stark Galleries featuring a scaled-down presentation of the "Texas Aggies Go To War" exhibit that was previously on display for two years in a European museum. The "Texas Aggies Go To War" exhibit tells the story of five former students of Texas A&M who each had a pivotal role in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

From Bastogne to Texas was formed to carry out the task of bringing the exhibit back to Texas at the conclusion of its European run. Work has begun to design and build a permanent home for the exhibit in Aggieland, but in the meantime, a special rendition of "Aggies Go to War" is in the MSC Stark Gallery from Sept. 1 to Dec. 17.

Within the exhibit, a Wall of Honor (right) is dedicated to recognizing Aggies who served in World War II, as well as Aggie parents and those with ties to the Brazos Valley who served in that war, even if they did not attend Texas A&M.

The organizers seek to collect the following on eligible World War II veterans:

  • Name.
  • Class year (for Texas A&M former students).
  • Branch of service during WWII.
  • Rank at the end of WW II.
  • A photo of the veteran, preferably in their Corps of Cadets or military uniform from the WWII era. 

Information may be sent electronically to aggiesgotowar@gmail.com or by postal mail to Aggies Go To War, P.O. Box 794, College Station, TX 77841. Photos cannot be returned; please do not send irreplaceable photographs through the mail.

For more information about the Texas Aggies Go to War exhibit and From Bastogne to Texas, visit http://aggiesgotowar.org/.

An artist's conception of a future home for the "Aggies Go to War" exhibit.



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