College Station in Brazos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Texas AMC and WWI
Along with the normal instruction of its college students, the college became a base for three lines of intensive military training. In Dec. 1917, soldiers reported to train as radio mechanics. They were assigned to Goodwin Hall as their barracks, and received technical instruction from the Department of Electrical Engineering. The service training detachment of auto mechanics and carpenters was in operation by summer 1918. The third area of training was in the Signal Corps School of Meteorology, established in May 1918 to train men for aviation, gas and flame attacks, bombing expeditions and
With the U.S. calling on the male faculty to serve, for the first time in the college's history women served on the faculty teaching Botany and French. Despite an influenza outbreak in Sept. 1918, the college and community continued their support through Liberty Bond drives and increasing agricultural production until the war ended. More than 2,200 Aggies served, with at least 62 making the supreme sacrifice from a dedicated community of students, faculty and citizens during a time of war.
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18810.)
Location. 30° 36.914′ N, 96° 20.466′ W. Marker is in College Station, Texas, in Brazos County. Marker can be reached from Houston Street. Marker is located in Academic Plaza on the campus of Texas A&M University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 377 Houston Street, College Station TX 77843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Academic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nagle Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); K. K. Legett Hall Centennial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Drill Field, Texas A&M University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chemistry Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sbisa Dining Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); History Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Station.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.