- 116 pages
- Softly Call the Muster: The Evolution of a Texas Aggie Tradition (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students Texas A & M University)
- John A. Adams Jr.
- 08 May 2017 John A. Adams Jr.
Texas AM University Has Many Unique Traditions, But The Annual Muster Ceremony Held On April 21 Is Among The Most Hallowed No Other Gathering Brings Former Students Together For A Single Event, Marked By Aggies In Than Four Hundred Locations Worldwide Aggies Originally Observed San Jacinto Day The Victory On April 21, 1836, By The Texans Over Santa Anna With Club Activities During The WWII Defense Of Corregidor In Manila Bay The Muster Tradition Gained Broader Significance Surrounded, Pounded By Several Quarter Ton Shells A Minute, And With Little Hope Of Relief That April Of 1942, Gen George F Moore 08 Thought Of His Alma Mater And Sought Out A Roster Of All Aggies On Corregidor News Of The Aggie Spirit In That Dark Hour Electrified The Nation This Book Traces The Evolution Of Aggie Muster From Its Early Roots To The Modern Day Observance Through Research And Hundreds Of Interviews, John A Adams, Jr 73 Has Captured The Essence And Spirit Of This Honored Texas Aggie Tradition.
John A Adams, Jr received a Bachelor s Degree, Master s Degree and Ph.D in History from Texas AM He also completed the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and holds Certified Economic Developer CED credentials Adams was a Captain in the United States Air Force and served as President and CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc., which is the only public priva