Their service careers started at Texas A&M and led them into World War II. Saturday, five Medal of Honor winners were posthumously inducted into the A&M Corps of Cadets' Hall of Honor.
In addition to the five who served their country after serving in the Aggie Corps, nine others were inducted into the Hall of Honor, which was established back in 1993 to pay tribute to people who distinguished themselves.
The ceremony was held at Rudder Auditorium on campus. Plaques and portraits of inductees are placed in the Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center.
Hall of Honor Inductees - Medal of Honor Recipients
George D. Keathley '37 of Olney, Texas
Horace S. Carswell, Jr. '38 of Fort Worth
Thomas W. Fowler '43 of Wichita Falls
Lloyd H. Hughes, Jr. '43 of Refugio, Texas
William G. Harrell '43 of Mercedes, Texas
Other 2013 Hall of Honor Inductees
George Linskie '38 of Dallas
J. Wayne Stark '39 of College Station
Edmond S. Solymosy '60 of the Bar OS Ranch in Brazos County
L.C. "Chaz" Neely '62 of San Antonio
Harris J. Pappas '66 of Houston
Joseph V. Tortorice '70 of Beaumont
Otway Denny, Jr. '71 of Houston
Van Taylor '71 of St. Louis
William M. Fraser, III '74 of Scott Air Force Base in Illinois
Around a hundred people are part of the hall, including honorary inductees: former Secretary of State and former Texas A&M President Robert Gates, and President George H.W. Bush.