Anthony Joseph Carey honored at Echo Taps
Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 02:08
To the sounds of the special rendition of Silver Taps and to salutes across the Quad, cadets and students gathered to say their goodbyes to senior agricultural systems management major and Squadron 18 member Anthony Joseph Carey.
“We do it in remembrance of him, and to honor the great memories that we have, while reflecting on the impact he made on the Corps and everyone he met,” said senior international studies major and Corps Commander Marquis Alexander.
While similar to Silver Taps — the student body’s final tribute to all Aggies who have passed the previous month — Alexander said Echo Taps is geared more toward cadets.
“It’s for those people or events that had a direct impact on the Corps itself in some shape or form,” Alexander said.
Alexander said the decision to wear Midnights — the Corps’ dress uniform — and hold Echo Taps was made Tuesday.
The Texas A&M University Police Department issued a report Monday afternoon stating Carey had been missing since Thursday. Later reports stated Carey’s car, a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer, had been found in Marlin, Texas, which is between Bryan-College Station and Waco off Highway 6.
Later UPD released a statement saying a body was discovered in a heavily wooded area adjacent to where Carey’s vehicle was found.
Investigators are still working to discern the identity of the body.