"In this ceremony we honor the memories of fellow A&M men and women whose death prevents their answering Roll Call at this annual Muster. The Roll is a symbolic Roll Call of all students and former students whom death has taken from our ranks, but whose memory lives on in our hearts. As each name is called, a comrade will answer: Here!"
Each Aggie's name is a link that goes to his or her online Silver Taps page. While this list is updated once a day, the Silver Taps obituaries on our News page are updated throughout the business day.
To add a name to Roll Call, please email SilverTaps@AggieNetwork.com.
To learn where an Aggie's name may be called for Muster, please visit tx.ag/WhichMuster.
- It is traditional for the names of Aggies killed in military service-related actions to be called at all Musters. To date, one such death has been reported since the 2018 Muster: Sgt. Charlton Franklin “Chuck” Clayton '07, a Brazos County deputy constable and county auditor, died Dec. 18, 2018, in a wreck while deployed on active duty with the U.S. Army National Guard near the U.S.-Mexico border. Clayton was a member of the Class of 2007 but graduated from Texas A&M in 2013.
- The names of both former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush will be called during the 2019 live Worldwide Roll Call for the Absent on April 21 and at the campus ceremony on April 22. Local Muster organizers are also encouraged to include both names on their local roll calls. Although Barbara Bush passed away before the 2018 Muster, the family elected to defer her recognition at Aggie Muster to 2019, when her loved ones will have the opportunity to participate. It is common for families to elect to defer when a loved one's death occurs immediately before the annual Muster.
- The annual Roll Call for the Absent includes the names of all Aggies whose deaths have been reported to The Association since the last Muster. Some of those deaths happened more than a year ago but, because the passing was not previously reported, the name has not previously been called at any Aggie Muster.