I earned my Ranger Tab in 1974, following the Infantry Officer Advanced Course–finishing as the Distinguished Honor Graduate of my class. Aggie-Tough as LTC (US Army Ret.) Hubert T. Wagstaff described it at our ROTC Reunion this past weekend.
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Arrived at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Olson Hall, on this date 46 years ago, to attend the Infantry Officers Basic Course [IOBC].
I drove my 1968 Cougar XR7 from Fayetteville, North Carolina to Ft. Benning. Interesting drive into the deep-south in 1968, although uneventful,
I left my wife, Ann, behind. She was carrying our first child , who would be born in February and be named Sherry Monique.
I think of this day because it set my date-of-rank and because next month [10/25], several of us will gather in Greensboro, NC at NCA&TSU, to reminisce about our ROTC and active duty experiences. That gathering will also be 46 years since we were commissioned lieutenants.