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Texas A & M Backs Up Talk With Service In Iraq


I’m not a big fan of the Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas. I find its culture to be both aggressive and insular.

However, it must also be noted that A & M students are backing up what they say with service in Iraq.

26 year old Jeremy Ray of Houston, a 2006 A & M graduate, was the 14th Aggie to die in the Iraq War. He was killed last week by a suicide bomber.

If 14 have been killed, than many more must be serving. And no doubt a number of those serving have been wounded.  

Regardless of whether I agree or not with the War in Iraq, with a volunteer army we need people who are willing to fight our wars. The next war, assuming it is not with Iran, may well be vital to our nation.

It’s clear that Texas A & M students are willing to be of service.  

( Below is the A & M campus in 1883)


December 23, 2007 - Posted by | Houston, Politics, Texas | , , ,


  1. I came out of A&M thinking I was a Republican. Took me about 14 years to pull my head out.

    Comment by John Cobarruvias | December 24, 2007

  2. I appreciate your fair-minded recognition of the contributions that Aggies are making to the war.

    “No more convincing testimony could be given to the manner in which the men of Texas A&M lived up to the ideals and principles inculcated in their days on the campus than the simple statement that the Congressional Medal of Honor has been awarded to six former students, that 46 took part in the heroic defense of Bataan and Corregidor, and that nearly 700 are on the list of our battle dead.”

    –Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1946

    Comment by Mark Mason | December 24, 2007

  3. Mark–Thanks for reading the blog, for the history, and for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 25, 2007

  4. “I find its culture to be both aggressive and insular.”

    Oh, we’re not THAT bad!

    Comment by Rick Ellis | May 29, 2009

  5. Leaders are not born, they are made.

    Thank god above for institutions like the great university that is Texas A & M university.

    GiG ’em Aggies!
    D.K.Baldwin ’94

    Comment by Dennis Baldwin | September 23, 2009

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