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Oldest Living Aggie Turns 107

Scot Walker '90 July 31, 2017 10:38 AM updated: August 3, 2017 8:52 AM

Tom C. "Ike" Morris '33, the oldest living Texas Aggie, turned 107 years old on Aug. 1.

Friends and family threw a birthday party Saturday, July 29, in San Antonio for the World War Il veteran and Aggie track letterman.

The Association of Former Students was there to convey the love and respect of the worldwide Aggie Network for this American hero and Aggie legend. Association Vice President Kathryn Greenwade '88 presented him with a framed copy of a page from Texas Aggie magazine that featured a well-known photo of Ike and young future Aggie exchanging salutes during one his visits to the Williams Alumni Center. 

Also in attendance was Bobby Deiss ’80, the first beneficiary of an Endowed Aggie Ring Scholarship that Ike established this year.

Col. Morris also enjoyed a visit from two fellow veterans with whom he served in World War II. On the left is Bill Creech; on the right is Buck Sloan (a singer and musician known for his performances with the Buckshot Jamboree). 

Gig 'em and happy birthday, Colonel Morris!

The Association has featured Ike Morris several times in Texas Aggie magazine, on and in a video that was shown at Kyle Field during a game; if you don't know his story, you can browse the links at

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