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ROTC Hall of Fame Inducts Seven

ROTC Hall of Fame Inductees
September 20, 2020

Of Pride and Distinction

The Bulldog Brigade of Military Alumni has identified and inducted its first class into the Alabama A&M University ROTC Bn Hall of Fame. This group also holds the distinction of being honored as the first commissioning class when ROTC returned to The Hill, according to organizers.

The Class of 1973 comprises a General Officer, three colonels, one major and two civilian administrative specialists. These individuals set the standard for what has become one of the Army’s premier ROTC programs. They served the university, the nation and the military with pride and distinction.  A formal hanging of the plaque is planned for later this year in the new ROTC building.

The first inductees include RADML (ret) Willie Clyde Marsh, U.S. Navy; COL (ret) Larry Lauderdale, U.S. Army; COL (ret) Issac Brown, U.S. Army; COL (ret) Andrew C. Griggs, U.S. Army (deceased); MAJ (ret) David Wilson, U.S. Army; Mrs. Mattie Baker, administrative assistant, 1970-2018; and Mrs. JoAnne Land, administrative assistant, 1975-2015.

For additional information, contact COL (ret) Sims H. Smith, (205) 381-6343,; LTC (ret) Rachael C. Walker, (256) 656-9262,; or MAJ Timothy M. Patterson, (706) 326-2291 or (256) 372-4772,