World War II Veteran Finally Receives His Senior Boots

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

One of the long-standing traditions for a Corps member at Texas A&M is to get a pair of senior boots.

Norris Miertschin is a World War II veteran and during his academic career at A&M, many things were rationed, including leather. That kept Miertschin from getting his own pair of boots.

Miertschin was recently surprised at a family gathering. He was awarded the Commander's Medal. Two current cadets also gave him his own pair of senior boots, 67 years after he was scheduled to receive them.

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