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Muster Roll Call and Silver Taps

"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


  • To date, no reports of Aggies killed in military service-related actions have been reported since the last Muster.
  • The names of both former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush will be on the 2019 Worldwide Roll Call and will be called at the campus ceremony. 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.

Viewing Current Muster Roll Call (Muster 2019) for Hidalgo-Starr County A&M Club

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NameClass YearDate of PassingNotified onClub
Dr. Kenneth Summy '78 19786/30/20187/10/2018Hidalgo-Starr County A&M Club
Mr. Bernardo de la Garza '59 19596/17/20186/21/2018Hidalgo-Starr County A&M Club
Dr. Kathryn Lang '87 19876/1/20186/5/2018Hidalgo-Starr County A&M Club
Dr. Leon Smith '52 19525/20/20185/22/2018Hidalgo-Starr County A&M Club

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