VMI Founders Day 11 Nov

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by bruno, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    In a light snowfall on Nov 11 1839 Cadet John Strange relieved the guard at the Arsenal in Lexington Virginia and became the first Cadet at VMI. The first Cadet class had 23 cadets - Cadet Strange became Colonel Strange, commanding Officer of the 19th Virginia Infantry and was killed in 1862 at the battle of South Mountain Maryland. Happy 170th birthday VMI. Hope that you let the cadets sleep in today in honor of the day!

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