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WWI Aggies Exhibit Coming to Bush Library

Caitlin "Cait" Shields '11 May 11, 2018 1:45 PM updated: May 14, 2018 4:27 PM

The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is partnering with the Brazos County World War I Centennial Committee to present a tribute to the former students and graduates of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas and those men from Brazos County who sacrificed their lives in service to our nation during the First World War.

"There is an incredible amount of rich history associated with Texas A&M University and the local area during the period of 1917–1919," the committee said on its website. "A&M contributions of service and leadership by its former students, faculty and staff are well known, but many do not know about the campus hosting the only Allied training location for meteorology and it trained close to 4,000 Army personnel in the signal corps and mechanics during the war. Overshadowed by World War II, many are also unaware that some of the men who served as junior officers in this first conflict continued as senior officers in the second; thus, providing valuable experience and leadership to those of the 'Greatest Generation.'"

The memorial tribute will feature images with brief biographical sketches of each veteran. This exhibit will be available for viewing in the Presidential Rotunda from May 24-29 in conjunction with College Station’s Weekend of Remembrance, the World War I Centennial Commemoration and Memorial Day. For more information on the World War I Centennial in Brazos County, visit brazoscountyworldwar1.com.

The library and museum will offer free admission May 25-28 for active duty members of the U.S. armed forces and up to five family members for each service member. 

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