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Former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush will be on the roll call for this year’s Campus Muster Ceremony.

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Four days before delivering his Campus Muster speech to thousands of community members, Dwight Roblyer, Class of 1984, stands before a clutter of loose-leaf papers occupying what was once his desk, and he is at peace.

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A clarinet, a collection of treasured video games and a 1953 football game program are a few of the personal belongings featured in this year’s Muster Reflections Display.

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On April 21 at 7 p.m., current and former students, faculty, staff and others will gather in Reed Area to remember and honor the Aggies who have passed away in the last year.

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This Saturday, Aggies will celebrate the life of William Hamilton Jr., the last survivor from Muster on the Rock at Corregidor. Hamilton Jr. was one of 12 Aggies who survived the battle at Corregidor and Japanese prisoner of war camps to see the end of World War II.

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Students and visitors will have a chance to engage in various Muster events before the Roll Call is read on April 21.

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Mike Beggs, Class of 1968 and former Yell Leader, nearly lost his life after stepping on a landmine in the Vietnam jungle in January of 1971. Beggs was airlifted out of the jungle and taken to safety, and years later he found out the person who saved his life was someone he endured his fresh…

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For the first time ever, the worldwide Muster roll call will be read in it’s entirety on campus at The Association of Former Students for the 2018 Muster Ceremony.

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Connecting the past to the present, the Muster 2018 speaker celebrates camaraderie and remembers the lives of Aggies.On April 21 in Reed Arena, Kathleen Gibson, Class of 1981, will speak at the campus Muster ceremony. Gibson is the CEO and president of the Southwestern Medical Foundation, wh…

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Hundreds of candles lit, a chorus of voices speaking “Here,” dedicated Ross Volunteers marching solemnly donned in white uniforms and a Roll Call of the names of Aggies who have died in the last year — here are the symbols which honor the fallen during Muster.  

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By 1942, World War II was in full force, having already claimed the lives of millions of people. A little over five months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, several Aggies were tasked with protecting the small island of Corregidor, also known as the “Rock” in the Philippines.

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The Class of 1967 will return to Aggieland this weekend to commemorate 50 years since their time as students, and to say “Here” for the members of their class who will be called during this year’s Muster Roll Call.

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Eddie Davis, Jr. will join the Class of 1967’s 50-year reunion class at the campus Muster ceremony, not just as a member, but as the 2017 Muster speaker.

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Thousands will gather in Reed Arena at 7 p.m. Friday, not for a basketball or volleyball game, but to celebrate and commemorate the Aggie Spirit during the 134th Muster Ceremony.

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More people than Reed Arena could seat gathered to honor over 160 deceased Aggies at the annual on-campus Muster ceremony Thursday.

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I asked my parents for two things this Christmas — a pair of noise-canceling headphones and their presence by my side at my senior year Muster ceremony.

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Their musical backgrounds vary from self-taught to classically trained, but the Reflections Display pianists share two things in common — they love the tradition of Muster, and they volunteer their time to create an atmosphere of reflection for one of the tradition’s most cherished facets. 

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The first time I sat in Reed Arena was for Fish Camp 2014 Session D’s send-off. As a first-generation Aggie, I had no clue that in that same building I would experience one of the biggest transformations of my life.

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About 80 families set up displays for their decreased loved ones at the 2016 Muster Reflections Display. The displays act as a living memorial for Aggies listed on the campus Muster Roll Call.

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The last time Henry Goodwin, Class of 1966, saw many of his A&M classmates was during their last Corp of Cadets final review before marching off to war.

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I remember being no older than six when I stood next to my parents at my first Aggie Muster in Virginia. “Here” followed each name called out, and the ceremony’s barbecue, shared memories and Roll Call gave me a memory whose lessons last to this day — an Aggie should attend Muster because Mu…

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I do not remember what I did April 21, 2014, but I do know what I missed. I didn’t visit the Reflections Display to see how a single heartbeat can mean the world to family and to friends. I never whispered “here” for the students I stood for at Silver Taps and memorialized in writing for thi…

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Students and visitors will have a chance to glimpse into the lives behind the Muster Roll Call this week as the 2016 Muster Reflections Display transforms the MSC Flag Room into a living memorial for those honored at Thursday’s ceremony.

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Students hold candles during Muster on Tuesday evening

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Handwritten letters are one of a muster host's responsibilities towards the honored families.

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Aggie Muster is tonight. By now, hopefully you know that — you’ve seen the posters, or the awareness tables set up around campus, or seen a Muster-related post on Facebook. This year, I’ve had the privilege of serving on the Aggie Muster Committee as a Media Coordinator, along with my partne…

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“There’s not another Aggie group in really the four state area. There’s one in Nebraska, in Omaha. But we really encompass the western part of Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, so if any Aggies want to come from there we have some Aggies in our club that live 300 miles away. We’re not unfamiliar w…

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More than 100 Aggies will be honored at Tuesday’s Muster ceremony. Many of their stories are long and fruitful; some were cut tragically short. It is hard to find joy in a life lost, but Muster calls the Aggie family to do just that — to not only mourn those who will never walk campus again,…

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Each year, families travel from across the country to attend Aggie Muster to remember their loved ones. For those who meet and assist those families, the Muster hosts, the day becomes a unique experience.

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The 2015 campus Muster ceremony will take place in Reed Arena at 7 p.m. Tuesday to honor members of the Aggie family who have died in the past year. 

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Rep. Will Hurd watched the Leonid meteor shower with a group of friends on a chilly November night in 1999 before going to bed around 2 a.m. Less than an hour later, a phone call told him the news — Bonfire had collapsed, and he needed to hurry to the polo fields.