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ON THE COVER: fish from Company D-1 pose for a photo after receiving their first fish cut during Freshmen Orientation Week. Story on page 21. ABOVE: The Aggie Band Drum Majors, (left to right) Luke Ellis ’12, Mark Jessup ’12, and Michael Blanchard ’12, lead the Aggie Band to Kyle Field for Midnight Yell Practice. Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association

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An introduction to the newest Corps of Cadets sports team, Lacrosse.

16 John Oakley “Dukie” Childs ’53

John Oakley “Dukie” Childs ’53 is a native Texan that attended Texas A&M College, where he was a Yell Leader and a Company Commander. Upon graduating from Texas A&M, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army and served with distinction with the 101st Airborne Division. In this issue of the Guidon, LTC Childs describes some of his experiences of a career that lasted over 20 years. He served two tours in Vietnam, where he was an advisor to the Vietnamese military, a Battalion Commander, and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor.

21 Freshmen Orientation Week 2011 Recap of the Fall 2011 Freshmen Orientation Week. Photos from the events from throughout the week - check in, haircuts, training, intramurals, FOW review, and more.


28 Aggie Band Performs at NFL Game The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band performed during the September 11, 2011 Houston Texans’ halftime. The Cadets had the unique opportunity to march for the crowds of two NFL teams. the Guidon

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All Things Aggie:

A Tribute to Dr. Donald B. Powell ’56 by: Bruce Bockhorn ’74, Ph.D.

Over the course of one’s involvement with an organization, especially one so steeped in tradition as Texas A&M University and its’ Corps of Cadets, one’s career is influenced by the words and deeds of others that have gone before you and worn the khaki uniform. Such is the case with my friend and mentor, Dr. Donald B. Powell, a proud member of the A&M Class of 1956.

After graduating from Texas A&M, Dr. Powell served for a brief time in the Army before enjoying a successful business career. He returned Dr. Powell was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He and his to A&M in 1970 family moved to Houston at the beginning of World War for graduate school II. After graduating from Lamar High School, he enrolled and subsequently in Texas A&M in 1952 seeking a degree in history. He was earned both a a member of the Corps of Cadets and the Fightin’ Texas master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. Dr. Powell joined the university staff in 1973 and was the Director of Business Services for many years. As Director, he was responsible for the non-academic auxiliary functions in one of the nation’s largest and most successful business operations. In 1986, Texas A&M’s Student Government named him the University’s Outstanding Administrator. One of his most notable marketing ideas was to give students “Howdy” cards that entitled them Aggie Band. While a cadet, he was elected a class officer, to a free drink at one of the two campus served as editor for one of the campus magazines, was a dining halls, Duncan and Sbisa, when he member of the Aggie Players, the campus theater group, encountered them on campus and they and wrote the first Aggie musical comedy in 1955. offered up this traditional Aggie greeting.


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He also developed the idea of refillable drink cups that further encouraged students to eat on campus. Dr. Powell earned national recognition when he was elected President of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. He also became an award-winning writer for professional journals and was a co-author of the book, College and University Business Administration. He also taught summer school at the College Business Management Institute at the University of Kentucky for many years. His efforts on behalf of Texas A&M were rewarded when the A&M Board of Regents, upon his retirement in 1998, named Dr. Powell as Director of Business Emeritus. Dr. Powell is, however, best known for his “extracurricular” activities at A&M. He spoke all over the United States and Europe on behalf of Texas A&M at Musters and other Aggie events for more than 35 years. Locations for his Muster speeches included: Paris, London, New York City, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. I shared the honor of giving the Muster speech with him in Los Angeles in 1995. While he certainly could have ‘pulled rank’ on me for that ceremony, he took a back seat and allowed me to give the major part of the presentation so that I could pay tribute to one of my classmates from the Aggie Band, Major Rick Price ’74, who had given his life in the first Gulf War. In fact, as proof of his amazing dedication to A&M, one year he gave three Muster speeches. It happened in a year when April 21st fell on a weekend, and since many A&M clubs are located far away from campus, they are able to be more flexible with the actual gathering date. Dr. Powell was able to pull off the ‘trifecta’ of speaking engagements. As such, he spoke first in Salt Lake City, Utah, then in Chicago, Illinois, and finally, in Baytown, Texas. In spite of numerous medical treatments over the past four years for colon cancer, he never missed an opportunity to give a Muster speech. Dr. Powell even talked his doctors into rearranging one of his treatments at the cancer clinic so that he could go to New York and give the Muster address in 2010. In 2011, he took intravenous hydration so he could have the strength to give his final Muster speech at Nacogdoches, Texas. His closing lines that evening were, “Although they haven’t said it in these

exact words, my Aggie doctors now suspect that this might be my last Muster speech. But they’ve truly made a special effort, and I take great solace and incredible comfort in knowing it won’t be my last Muster-someone else will make another special effort at that Muster and answer “Here” when my name is called. I trust you will make special efforts like all Aggies should. Perhaps you already have. It’s part of what makes us Aggies. Thank you for inviting me to be here with you tonight for your 2011 Aggie Muster, and for allowing me to say to Aggies one more time, just like Tiny Tim, ‘God bless us, everyone.’” Dr. Powell was also a fixture in local print and broadcast media. His Aggie sports cartoons have been published for 34 years, first in The Battalion, and in recent years, in the Bryan-College Station Eagle. His television work included 20 years as host of the live telecast of the Aggie Bonfire on Fox Sports, and nine years as the original host of The Texas Aggie Band Show on PBS. Today, the Aggie Band remains the nation’s only collegiate marching band with its own weekly television show on public television. Thanks to Dr. Powell’s work, the show continues and is in its 17th consecutive season of broadcasts. Dr. Powell and and his wife Mary Jo wrote the book, The Fighin’ Texas Aggie Band, which is the ultimate reference book on all things related to the Aggie Band. For the past four years, the Powell’s have donated a copy of this book to each new fish in the Aggie Band and personally signed each one. He and Mary Jo wrote and edited the Corps Development Council’s magazine, First Call. In addition, they also recently compiled two publications—one hardcover and one soft-cover—about the Class of 1956 and Don introducing his classmates as they were inducted into the Sul Ross Group this spring. Owing to receiving hospice care he stood with great difficulty at both the Sul Ross Group event and the 2011 Nacogdoches Muster. Dr. Powell was also instrumental in the founding of the Texas Aggie Band Association (TABA) and wrote the organization’s initial by-laws. He was a major force in expanding the efforts of the TABA to offer increased financial support to the band for unfunded needs. It was under his direction that funds were supplied for tutors to assist the cadets. He also established the band’s annual class dinners in their honor. After serving in multiple areas through the years, he was named the TABA President Emeritus. In 1993, he took the creative idea offered by former band member David Marion ’65, to create the “Eternal Aggie Band,” a highly successful long-term

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funding project to support the Aggie Band. When he first announced the idea, there were many skeptics who told him, “it will not work.” Today, there are numerous contributors who’ve given over $2,000,000 in financial support to the Aggie Band and have proven the naysayers wrong. Dr. Powell knew that not everyone could give a million dollars or build a building to get their name on it. He was able to convince everyone willing to donate money that if they gave $1,000 over five years, their cost per day would be equal to one can of soda, or $16.67 per month. In return for their donation, they became part of the Eternal Aggie Band and their name would be placed on a plaque at the Band Hall. In 1994, he was a major force behind the Aggie Band’s Centennial celebration. At the 2009 TABA Reunion, he was recognized for his brilliant effort to secure the final 22 people necessary to ensure that the endowment exceeded $2 million! In fact, it was his personally crafted fund-raising letter for the TABA which resulted in over 50 new donations, and met the financial goal. In his honor, the TABA installed a plaque that hangs at the entrance to the band hall paying tribute to one of Dr. Powell’s best statements, “It is surprising what can be accomplished when you do not care who gets the credit.”


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Another of Dr. Powell’s unique ideas was to have the TABA give $1,000 to each outgoing senior class of the Aggie Band. The senior class then gave the financial gift to the person who most exemplifies the Spirit of Aggieland and was the most influential in their cadet lives at their annual senior class dinner sponsored by the TABA. The Senior Class of 2011 paid tribute to Dr. Powell with this award in April 2011. Aggie Band Commanding Officer Josh Fritz ’11 noted that in the fall of 2007, as they began their career in the Aggie Band, Dr. Powell spoke to them at the fish BBQ dinner hosted by the TABA following their first drill with the Aggie Band on Kyle Field. Cadet Fritz noted that besides presenting them with a signed copy of the book on the Aggie Band, his inspirational words about the benefits of being in the Aggie Band continued to influence their class throughout their time at Texas A&M. Dr. Powell passed away on October 18, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo, and his children, Chris Powell, Clayton Powell, Carlton Powell, and Cathy Corkran. While more could be written, Dr. Powell has, through his deeds, both large and small, in public and in private, demonstrated his love of Aggieland and the Texas Aggie Band.

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Texas a&M: The First 25 Years Many current and former cadets have had fathers, mothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunts, or possibly great-grandfathers that were members of the Corps of Cadets. With a 135 year tradition, thousands of cadets have passed through the ranks of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. Author, Lyman Hardeman ’66 has the unique distinction of having a great-grandfather, Thomas Johnston Hardeman, who enrolled in the first session at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas on October 4, 1876. After graduating from A&M in 1966 with a degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Hardeman worked for Texas Instruments, was a journalist in New York with McGraw-Hill and later worked on military radar systems. Having grown up in College Station, Mr. Hardeman always had an interest in Texas A&M. He even wrote a paper called “Texas A&M in the 19th Century” for an English class while still in high school. It was his interest in Texas A&M and his family genealogy that inspired Mr. Hardeman to write his book on the first 25 years of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Many of the anecdotes and stories in the book allow the reader to journey back to a time when a young fledging Texas college struggled to earn its rightful place as an institution of higher learning. Mr. Hardeman brings virtually unknown, and perhaps forgotten, parts of A&M’s history to life. For example, in the book, he discusses events leading to

the removal of A&M President Thomas Gathright and his administration, otherwise known as the “Crisp Affair,” and A&M’s role in the Spanish-American War. He also includes over 100 photographs, some of which are a part of his personal collection. Many of the traditions upon which the famous “Aggie Spirit” is based can be attributed to events that took place during the first twenty-five years of the college’s existence. It was during these first 25 years that Texas A&M’s first newspaper and student yearbook were published. The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band was formed in 1894 and the elite drill team, now known as the Ross Volunteer Company, was formed in 1887. In 1889, the college cast the first A&M class rings. The Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas fielded its first baseball team and began a perpetual football rivalry with t.u. in 1894. One of Texas A&M’s most cherished traditions, Silver Taps, was first held in 1898. The first 25 years of A&M’s history were tough and often turbulent. It was a time when many traditions became solidified as the college defined its curriculum, survived the politics of lawmakers in Austin, and struggled through internal faculty feuds. The school was forced to respond to a negative press and compete fiercely for much needed operating funds from the state. On several occasions, the college was on the brink of collapse.

June 1924 Reunion. Former cadets pose for a picture on the steps of the YMCA building for a reunion of A&M’s inaugural session. Thomas Hardeman, grand-father to Lyman Hardemam ‘66, is in the second row, second from the left.

In the end, it was military tradition, help from notable figures, such as Lawrence Sullivan Ross, and the involvement of former cadets that allowed A&M to rise above every obstacle and thrive against the odds.. By examining the events that took place more than a century ago, we are better able to understand the spirit and traditions that define Texas A&M University today. Texas A&M: The First 25 Years is available for purchase at

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Cadet News DALTON FUSS ’12 RANKED TOP CADET AT ARMY SUMMER TRAINING Cadet Dalton Fuss ’12, of A Battery and Aggie Band Commander, received the Association of the U.S. Army Leadership Excellence Award at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Dalton, who is from Lubbock, ranked first among 488 Army Cadets for the 12th Regiment. The 29-day Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, is the capstone training and assessment exercise for the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. It prepares cadets for commission as second lieutenants following college graduation. Fuss plans to commission with the Army after graduation.

Major Gen. Mark McDonald presents Cadet Dalton Fuss from Texas A&M University with a Certificate of Achievement as the 12th Regiment Distinguished Honor Graduate during graduation ceremonies on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. U.S. Army photo by Al Zdarsky

According to Dalton, Aggies said the Corps of Cadets pushes students to were distinguishable among their peers manage time and work with a tight schedule, throughout the experience, largely due to the a necessary skill for military officers. training they receive through the Corps. Dalton closed with this quote, “Most people “Aggies have a reputation for leadership trade what they want most for what they want excellence and are often looked upon as at the moment. . . and I want Infantry!” unofficial leaders and mentors throughout the entirety of the camp,” Fuss said. He aspires to be an Army Special Forces officer, known as a Green Beret, and hopes to gain experience as an infantry officer. Fuss 8

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CAdet selected for cyber boot camp In this age of technology, the United States Military is developing a new kind of leader, people who are computer savvy.

forensics, and computer hacking. As a part of the program, Markus was also required to work with a professor and to complete research for the Air Force. Finally, he attended leadership lectures that taught the cadets lessons on how to apply cyber policy. The cadets learned how these topics affect current government decisions and how this new realm of cyber protection is emerging as an important aspect Markus Borneman ’12 was one of thirty of national defense. cadets around the nation that was selected to participate in a Cyber Boot Camp at Markus has a passion for computers and this the Air Force Institute of Technology. The nation. He wants to be on the cutting edge. requirements required to be selected were: (1) Borneman chose to study cyber engineering a GPA of 3.5 or higher, (2) a computer science at Syracuse University in New York this major, and (3) a referal by USAF Capt. Carl A. fall. His efforts while there are focused on Ivey III, an assistant Aerospace Instructor, Air hardware encryption, writing programs in Force ROTC Detachment 805 in the Trigon. multiple languages, and assuring that the programs others write are working correctly. Once he was selected, he attended the eight Cadet Borneman will return to Texas A&M week camp where he participated in lectures University and the Corps of Cadets in the that focused on the different realms of the spring. cyber world, including the areas of encryption,

The Rally to the Guidons Recap will be in the next issue of the Guidon. The date for the 2012 Rally to the Guidons event will be announced once the football schedule is released.

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Ross Volunteer Induction for the Class of 2013 On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, the newest members of the Ross Volunteer Company were inducted into the company. During the ceremony, the juniors received their ribbons and cords from the seniormembers of the company. The Ross Volunteers hold themselves to a certain code of conduct, which involves upholding the standards of a soldier, statesman and knightly gentleman. These are the standards by which the juniors were selected. The Ross Volunteer Company serves as the official Honor Guard for the Governor of the State of Texas. Listed below are the inducted members from the Class of 2013 Derek Albright, B Battery Marquis Alexander, H-1 Thomas Ball, D-2 Kristina Barron, B Battery John Barton, B Company Cai Benavides, Squadron 18 Cory Bernhard, P-2 Mark Bratton, Squadron 12 Aramis Brewington, E-1 Daniel Cho, Squadron 16 Robert Cline, A Battery Alexander Cotter, B-2 Nicholas Coussoulis, A-2 Joshua Drillette, D-2 Nathaniel Dunbar, B-2 Eric Espinoza, B Company Michael Flores, Squadron 3 Vincent Gilliam, D-1 Lane Golden, D-2 Caleb Gottlich, C-2 Derek Guckes, L-1 William Guffey, E-2 Marshall Guillory, E-1 10

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Carlos Gularte, Squadron 21 Bryan Hamaker, E-2 Michael Hammond, E-1 Jeremy Harris, Squadron 16 Benjamin Hodges, E-1 Forest Hunter Jr., Squadron 2 William Ingram, D-2 Jordan Jungman, Squadron 21 Dennis Kaspar, E-1 Matthew Keller, K-1 Matthew Koestner, Squadron 8 Kyle Krebs, B Battery Luc L’ Ecuver, N-1 Aaron Leedy, Squadron 2 Zachary Leger, C-2 Robert Litwin, Squadron 20 Sara Long, A Company Jeffrey Longmore, Squadron 21 Ryan Loughran, Squadron 16 Ryan Lovett, C-2 Matthew Lueders, E-2 Mark Macmanus, Squadron 2 Patrick Marshall, Squadron 17

Michelle Medina, Squadron 20 Christopher Newhouse, A-1 Mario Noll, A Company Regis Parks, E-2 Clyde Pitre, Squadron 12 Travis Reed, K-1 Clay Reedy, Squadron 17 Reese Robinson, K-2 Trystan Sangermano, E-2 Tony Seitz, D-2 Hayden Smith, A-2 Andrew Sommerfeld, Squadron 8 Alyson Stetina, B Company Bryson Sutterfield, E-1 Taylor Troxtell, C-1 Taylor Tyree, E-2 Corbin Vader, Squadron 16 Evan Wasser, E-2 Trenton White, Squadron 16 Buster Williams, E-1 Eric Williams, N-1 Zachary Williams, Squadron 8 Garrett Williams, A Company

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Ross Volunteer Association A Division of the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association RVA SPRING CALENDAR March 30, 2012 Parents’ Weekend RV Drill Presentation April 14, 2012 Spring RVA Social A lunch will be provided to members and current RVs 150 attended the 2011 RVA Spring Social April 21, 2012 Campus Muster RV Company participates in the MSC reopening May 2, 2012 Ross Volunteer Spring Ball RVA members invited to join at The Company Ball Contact Scott Eberhart ’74 ( or Ron Lueck ’64 ( for information about membership in the RVA.

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Second from the Right: LTCOL Brad Williams ’84, D-1 Baghram, Afghanistan

Left to Right: Josh Pound ’10, Jordan Klein ’10, Chance Schrutka ’10, all from S-1 US Navy Nuclear Submarine Training Program

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Left to Right: Lt Col Greg Caulde ’96, A-1; SGT Justin Lutze, Future Aggie; CPT Aaron Fletcher ’05, F-2; CPT Jordan Coburn, F-2 COB Adder, Iraq

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uring the last three years, athletics has become one of the top priorities of the Corps of Cadets. The Corps used to have a few teams competing in various sports. There are now twelve official Corps of Cadets teams. This year, the expansion continued with the addition of the Corps of Cadets lacrosse team. With its roots in Native American tribes, lacrosse is a full contact sport played by teams of 10. Much like soccer or hockey, a goal is positioned on each end of the field. The object of the game is to put the ball into the opposing team’s goal. Players wear helmets, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and arm pads and use “sticks,” which are poles with small nets at the top to move the ball up and down the field. The idea for a Corps of Cadets lacrosse has been discussed for a while. The idea began to take root when Brian Nisivoccia ’11 of S-1 took a poll of interest during the 2010-2011 school year. Nothing concrete came out of the poll. It did, however, inspire John Grimes ’14 to begin work on putting together a lacrosse team for the 2011-2012 school year. Over the summer of 2011, Grimes worked with the Corps of Cadets Athletics at New Student Conferences and Mr. Will Schrank, Assistant Commandant of Administration to put together a plan to form a lacrosse team. After three weeks of discussions, an email was sent to gauge the interest level of current cadets in a lacrosse team. The response was overwhelming. It became evident that there was definitely a place in the Corps of Cadets for a lacrosse team. Initial informational meetings were held at the end of

September and the team formed shortly thereafter. Cadets with previous experience playing lacrosse fill the leadership roles on the team, while the rest of the team ranges in skill from beginner to more advanced The current roster is comprised of 35 cadets but will be narrowed down toward the end of the semester. The team is headed by captains John Grimes ’14 of C-2, Matthew Frank ’13 of C-1, Kyle Matheu ’13 of F-2, and Kollin O’Jessee ’13 of E-2. In addition, Brian Nisivoccia ’11 is the team’s coach. “We have representation from almost every major unit on the Quad, as well as members of every ROTC, that play together on this team. We are all really excited about the upcoming season and we are extremely optimistic about it,” said Team Captain John Grimes ’14.

The Corps of Cadets Athletic Teams program is sponsored by the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association. Membership dollars pay for uniforms, travel, practice field time, league fees, and other various needs of the program.

The team has games scheduled with the Texas A&M club level lacrosse team and with the Texas Tech club lacrosse team. The team is currently working to schedule games with t.u., SMU, and UNT. The team hopes to be extended an invitation to join the Southwest Lacrosse Association as a division I or II level team. This would afford the team the opportunity to compete against teams from all over the state of Texas and the southwest region.

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Cadets Tailgating Tailgating for college football fans can be one of the most exciting parts of a game day. The Corps of Cadets, however, rarely has the opportunity to spend time with friends on a game day, either relaxing and celebrating the upcoming game, or relishing in the win of the day, in a tailgating fashion. In more recent years, the cadets have found a way to make this possible, in the form of barbecues on the quad. Many of the outfits now have large pits and a “barbecue chain” that coordinates these large events each home game weekend. As it turns out, there have been quite a few unexpected benefits to this new tradition.

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Barbecues are also a great source of fundraising for the outfits, which is often how they afford to make improvements within the chain, and to their pit. For example, Matt Rowland ’11, A Battery, found that former cadets could help the barbecue chain as they realized that cadet barbecues were a growing tradition. Once some former cadets realized the need to improve the barbeque pits, Bruce Basden ‘78, former BQ, provided all materials and labor for a new barbecue pit free of charge, a great example of Aggies helping each other when help is needed.

Company N-1 has a chain that is loyal and incredibly efficient. Each barbecue starts early Saturday morning, after midnight yell, usually around 2 a.m. The sophomores are the workforce of the chain and spend most of their time watching the pit, cooking the food, and making sure the food is ready to be served when the guests arrive. The juniors are responsible for guiding the sophomores through the first few barbecues, and then handing over “the reigns” to the sophomores once they are confident that the class can handle the barbeque on their own. The seniors act as the leadership of the chain and make most of the decisions for the weekend. Scott Lovett ’13, head of the barbecue chain for C-2, states that the barbecues on the Quad have become such an important tradition because, “It creates camaraderie within the outfit that is hard to come by these days. Most of the time, when outfits are together, they are doing Corps related activities and have to be in their specific roles.” Barbecues offer an atmosphere where cadets can relax and get to know one another in a different way. It is a time for good bull. It is also a opprotunity for the fish parents to get to know the upperclassmen that are working with their cadet and other parents. When the upperclassmen parents encourage fish parents, they can learn how to best help their cadet through the tougher days.


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Another benefit of outfit barbecues is that it has become a place to pass down the traditions of each outfit and to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood within the outfit. For example, the N-1 barbecue chain has each class wear a different uniform. The sophomores must be matching in overalls, cowboy boots, and cowboy hats. The juniors and seniors wear embroidered maroon pearl snap shirts with significant patches for Texas A&M and the state of Texas. Jacob Quintanilla ’12 says, “The uniform adds professionalism and a sense of pride to the chain. It adds to the excitement of the barbecue each weekend.” C-2 also has a new and unique tradition. The barbecue chain has invested in two roosters as their mascots, known as “Russell Crowes” and “Heathcliff Cluckstable.” One member of C-2 states that, “On any Saturday morning that you can smell smoke from a barbecue pit and hear roosters sounding off on the Quad, you’ll know that Cock Company is present and accounted for.”

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John Oakley “Dukie” Childs ’53 John Oakley “Dukie” Childs ’53 graduated from Jacksonville High School and attended A&M College of Texas from 1949 to 1953. Mr. Childs was a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets, which, at that time, was an all military, all male institution. As a freshman cadet, Childs was a member of Company 2 Freshmen. He lived at the Annex located at the old Bryan AFB, together with the rest of the freshmen class. During his senior year, he served as a Senior Yell Leader, and was Commander of “B” Company. Company B was one of the all-freshmen infantry outfits that lived in the Fish area, which was the dorm area around Sbisa Mess Hall. Childs earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned as an infantry officer after graduation. He entered the Army in November 1954 with a Regular Commission. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Student with a three year service

commitment. Initially, he went to the Infantry Officers Basic Course, Ranger School and Airborne School. After serving his three years in Germany, primarily as an infantry unit commander, he chose to stay in the military and returned to Fort Benning, GA, for advanced training. Lt. Childs graduated number one in his Advanced I n f a n t r y O f f i c e r s Course (AIOC). Following the AIOC course, he spent an additional year learning the Persian language. His next duty assignment was supposed to have been Iran, but the Army changed his orders and he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division to command a rifle company located in Oxford, MS. One night while Childs was guarding the entrances and exits to the bases, a student riot began. A Military Police officer assigned to Childs had arrested a student for impersonating a military policeman. In protest, about 500 students gathered and surrounded the officer and arrested student. In a brave and successful effort to squash the discord before it got out of control, Childs walked right into the middle of them and yelled to the M.P.’s, “Let that guy out of here!” The uprising stopped then and there. Lt. Childs received orders that reassigned


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him from the 101st to Iran, finally. In February 1963, the Army subsequently changed those orders due to global circumstances and sent him to Vietnam as a Military Advisor. At that time, about 20,000 Military Assistance Command advisors were stationed in Vietnam. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 33rd Vietnamese Infantry Regiment for a one year tour. The unit was stationed in the Vietnam Delta area, just south of the Mekong River and next to the Cambodian border. Primarily, they were fighting local guerilla forces. Unfortunately, he became deathly ill with amoebic dysentery and hepatitis while in Vietnam due to the food. Childs was evacuated to the Philippines for a couple of months to recuperate, and returned to Vietnam as an advisor training South Vietnamese guerilla soldiers. It was guerilla warfare training. Shortly after his returned to Vietnam an number of incidents occurred: the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) shot down an H-21 banana helicopter in the Delta during the Atbok incident, the NVA invaded the Gulf of Tonkin, and the First Calvary Division invaded the Ia Drang Valley and engaged the NVA. These events quickly escalated the tensions in Vietnam and the mission grew even more intense. The film, “We Were Soldiers,” was made about these events and what took place in Vietnam during this time period. By the time Childs returned to Vietnam, had been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. It had been five and a half years from his initial deployment, and now the Army had approximately 500,000 soldiers in Vietnam. This was quite a change from the 20,000 soldiers that were there in 1963. During this

deployment, he was assigned to command a 101st Airborne Division Battalion, which was what he had always hoped to do. LTC Childs loved his duty with the 101st. In 1968 and 1969, LTC Childs had the privilege of commanding the 2nd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment, the battalion made famous by the miniseries, “Band of Brothers.” Though there was no direct relationship with the WW II soldiers, they kept the unit heritage. During World War II, they had been known as E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment. U.S. troops had been in Vietnam about three years as a professional army, but Childs comments, “I could see that we were changing from a professional army to a poorly trained, rebellious draftee army. No longer were we getting the cream of the crop in draftees. President Nixon had changed the draft rules so that if a man wasn’t drafted the first time, he would never be drafted.” During that time, soldiers were being rotated into Vietnam for one year and then leaving. The men we were fighting, the NVA, had no rotational policy and had years of experience. In the late 1960’s the USA had changed its tactics completely and employed helicopters as the primary strategy. This tactic saved many lives by providing close air support and quick evacuation of the wounded. LTC Childs remembers that, “If we called for a C-130 aircraft, one would spin over the area with a Gatling gun and drop 50-caliber machine-gun bullets right on the target we specified--that sort of thing saved us.”

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LTC Childs’ brigade was attached to the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi just outside Saigon, about ten miles from the Iron Triangle, and not too far from the Michelin Rubber Plantation which was a hotbed of communism. If a man wanted a fire fight, he only had to step outside. Each battalion was given a fire support base with an artillery battery (six 105 artillery tubes). They would establish a fire support base outside of Cu Chi, place a couple of rifle companies there to guard the battery, and send the other two rifle companies out on patrol. LTC Childs was in an area near Tran Bang when he went up against the commander of the famous Cu Chi Battalion. He remembers that one of his rifle companies had been patrolling through the woods, jungles and rice fields in the area. On one afternoon, he received a message from his operations officer that they had located the enemy in a nearby village and that were sending a helicopter to pick him up so that he could engage in the fight. The operations officer, some field artillery soldiers and Childs circled the village. The artillery guys could put an artillery tube 105 round right in someone’s hip pocket while zigzagging over a target at 70-80 miles per hour in a helicopter. As they flew over the village, people were running for their lives. LTC Childs says, “I’ll never forget the question. ‘Should we bring artillery fire on them?’ I said, ‘No. Not on your bottom dollar.” It was likely the enemy was down there, but there were too many civilians. Childs praises God for the decision he made that day. They finally landed the rifle company at the edge of the jungle near the village in a hot Landing Zone. They 18

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began taking rifle and RPG fire as soon as they landed. LTC Childs left one company at the fire support base and brought in his other three rifles companies plus two more they attached to him. By that night, the Cu Chi commander and his men were surrounded. All afternoon and into the night the Cu Chi commander was probing the area. At three o’clock the next morning, the enemy busted through one of the rifle companies the 187th Battalion had loaned to Childs for the attack. When they broke through, there were no prisoners. The Americans were all shot on the spot and the invaders got away. About a week later, the 187th Battalion put in a fire support base out in the middle of nowhere. When Childs went there one afternoon to see it, he thought, “These guys aren’t going to survive.” Sure enough, the Cu Chi Battalion hit them that night. Childs group was within fire support range, so they provided artillery fire all night. Then the VC sent a small force to try to interrupt them with m o r t a r fire, but it didn’t stop the defense. The Cu Chi Battalion did not beat the guys from the 187th. They had taken on a defensive position a n d prevailed.

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The Cu Chi commander and Childs continued to encounter one another over the next few months. Childs had run into him at a battle about half a mile from their fire support base. After the battle, the Americans went down into a support base bunker and found two enemy soldiers blown to bits. Though Childs didn’t realize it at the time, the enemy was tunneling under the entire 25th Division.

“God has been good to me. He has given me the opportunity to minister to the Friendship Sunday School Class at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX. We love each other and study the Word. I try to be faithful to teaching the Word of God. God has been extremely faithful to me. Not because of anything I’ve done but because of what he has done through his Son. I appreciate and love God.”

Three or four months later, the 187th Battalion moved north closer to the DMZ. They did not find as many enemy fighters there, but their responsibility was monitoring the Ashau Valley. After Childs left the Division, they continued into the Ashau Valley, the location of the famous Hamburger Hill action.

In remembering where he has been, Childs comments, “My heart sank the night we attacked Baghdad, but I’m thankful that we stood up to that. We have a great country, and I’ve seen a resurgence of patriotism. I think we have a crackerjack Army now, though I’m concerned it is not quite large enough, especially if we had to fight a two front war. I can’t imagine the equipment available today compared to what we had in Vietnam, though we had the best in the world at the time. I’m also proud of the stand our country has taken on the War on Terrorism. We’ve drawn a line in the sand.”

Of all the training Childs had during his time in the military, nothing could have prepared him for actual combat—he says, “It’s chaotic.” Childs also states that his experiences helped a lot. He believes the problem in Vietnam was everyone was being rotated in and out very quickly. Officers were only commanding battalions for six months at a time which did not provide an adequate amount of time to learn the battlefield. Childs believes the lessons the U.S. learned in Vietnam were applied well during the Gulf War. LTC Childs loved being a professional soldier and serving in the Army. Internally, he hopes he was a good one. He wanted his family and God to be proud of his service. During his military career, he served all over the world including the two tours in Vietnam. Childs currently is retired and lives with his wife Thelma Ruth in Tyler, Texas. Childs states about his life now,

Decorations and Awards LTC John O. Childs, U.S. Army Infantry Texas A&M Class of 1953 Vietnam Tours: Jan 1963 to Jan 1964 and July 1968 to Jun 1969 Bronze Star for Valor National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Army Commendation Medal Bronze Star Air Medal Meritorious Service Medal Republic of VN Armed Forces Honor Medal Distinguished Flying Cross Legion of Merit

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A Patriotic Performance The Texas Aggie Band Marches at the Houston Texans Game In Honor of Heroes This past spring, just prior to the strike by the National Football League (NFL) players union, a special request for Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band to perform came from a familiar source to most Aggies, but one not immediately connected to the Aggie Band. Gary Kubiak ’82, former starting quarterback for Texas A&M and current head coach for the Houston Texans of the NFL, called upon the Aggie Band to perform at the halftime of their opening game of the 2011 season against the Indianapolis Colts. The invitation was special coming from this former student, but also significant as the date of the game was set for September 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the attacks on America. Once the NFL strike was resolved and the 2011 schedule confirmed the directors and the cadets gladly accepted this honor. As this game fell on an ‘open date’ weekend for the Aggie football team, the opportunity to march before 71,444 fans on an historic occasion was a opportunity that the cadets were glad to accept. The band left the Texas A&M campus that Sunday morning on 10 chartered busses with a breakfast meal in their hands. Upon arriving at Reliant Stadium the Aggie Band went straight to the Texans’ outdoor practice field for a final rehearsal. They were then moved to the indoor practice facility, fed lunch, and given the opportunity to watch the 1st quarter of the game. During the 2nd quarter of the game, the band was escorted into the stadium and prepared for their performance. The drill was performed before a supportive crowd and, based upon their reaction, the Aggie Band was a huge success. The crowd applauded as the Aggie Band connected their patriotic music with a drill that had continuous movement over the field. The crowd’s applause indicated their support for those being honored at this game, the patriots of 9/11 and those currently serving to protect our nation. The Aggie Band concluded their drill with their signature ‘block T.’ After the performance, the Aggie Band put away their instruments and then ushered back into the stadium to watch the remainder of the contest which was won by the Texans 34-7. On their way out of the stadium, the Commandant of the Corps of Cadets and former Aggie Band member, General Joe Ramirez ’79, was on hand to congratulate the cadets on their performance. Their performance at the Texans game will be part of the 2011 season of the Texas Aggie Band Show. The drill was shown on the Texas A&M vs. Kansas State program when the band will not be making the long road trip to Manhattan, Kansas. The drill can be seen on the CCA website, 28

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The Guidon Fall 2011  

The Fall issue of the Guidon magazine. This issue covers Freshmen Orientation Week, the new Corps Lacrosse Team, and a story about Dukie Chi...

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