New Fish Arrive

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    Freshman Orientation Week began on the 17th, with more than 850 new cadets arriving at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
     
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    That is a large number of new cadets (fish)--how many total cadets are in the Texas A&M Corps?
     
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    About 2,500 out of an undergraduate population on the College Station campus of around 48,000-49,000 +/-
     
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    This is a re-post from the Commandant's Facebook page, but one I think ya'll will enjoy regardless of which institution you are affiliated with. The Fish and others got to meet the oldest Aggie, who is 106, graduated from A&M in 1933, and who served in World War Two. There are pictures on the Facebook page if you are interested:

    "What an incredible honor to have lunch yesterday with the oldest living Aggie, Ike Morris, Class of 1933. A member of the Corps of Cadets at A&M, he served as an Infantry Officer during World War II and landed on Normandy Beach at D-Day +1 with the 2nd Infantry Division. At 106 years old, he is still sharp, alert, and able to recall many details from his time at A&M as a member of the Corps. What a wonderful experience for all of us who got to spend time with him, including many cadets who just wanted to shake his hand and thank him for his example of what a Texas Aggie should be. Moments like the ones we shared yesterday with Mr Morris reminded all of us of just how special being a Texas Aggie is, of the strong bonds that Texas Aggies share, and that we should never forget our strong military history and the many heroes who have gone before us - especially those of "The Greatest Generation." Thanks to Mr Morris for spending time with us yesterday. May he live to see another 106 years! RESPECT!"

    https://www.facebook.com/tamucommandant
     
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