I am not an Aggie, but when Aggies talk about "tradition" -- that the university remembers and honors their own so long after-- it means something... something important.
Plaque presented to my family and me in honor of my grandfather, the first Texas A&M PhD recipient.WCG+ 7-Nov-2012
The reference to heroism was an act he made saving a boy's life that was recognized by the Carnegie Medal of Heroism. This award provided money to be used for his education. My grandfather wisely selected Texas A&M and continued his education.