Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower believes that
American leadership in all walks of life still is necessary today to help steer
the world along the road to peace.
The former commander-in-chief of Allied armies in Europe shared the spotlight
Sunday at Texas A. and M. college Easter sunrise services with two Congressional
Medal of Honor winners. In a speech, Eisenhower said:
"Knowledge of the world - of other countries and peoples as well as our own,
understanding of the need for organization and for the constructive work of
peace, as well as the destructive processes of war - is required.
"This, supported by energetic, tireless leadership, is the greatest need of a
Will Need ROTC
Gen. Eisenhower, now Army chief of staff, warned that the reserve office [sic
training corps will be necessary in case of another war because of the need for
He praised the service of 800,000 Americans who became officers during World war
"They provided the leadership that saved our freedom, our way of life, from
powerful enemies. No one can ever deny that accomplishment."
Capt. Eli Whitely of Georgetown, Tex., and Sgt. William G. Harrell of Mercedes,
Tex., an armless [sic - handless] war hero, received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
They were the sole survivors of six [sic - seven] former Texas A. and M. students who won the
nation's highest military award to answer roll call.
The four who died in combat were Lt. Thomas W. Fowler, Sgt. [sic - 2nd Lt] Lloyd H.
Hughes, Staff Sgt. George D. Keathley, and Lt. Turney W. Leonard.
Receives DeGree [sic - Degree]
Eisenhower received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the college
Saturday night. His name headed the list of 29 presentations of honorary degrees
to former Aggie students who attained the rank of general during the war.