The custom began in Chile: there, at Army musters, a chosen soldier answers "here!" to the name of O'Higgins.* a brave & bygone hero of the republic. That seemed like a good idea to Texas A & M— which furnished more Army officers in World Wars I and II than did West Point.

Two weeks before Corregidor fell, 25 Aggies (led by Major General George Moore, '08) met on the Rock and answered "here" for their dead classmates. Three years later, on 1945-8 Muster Day, the survivors gathered on Corregidor with Japanese snipers still about; of the original 25, ten were dead,...

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