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ASSOCIATION ROTC M EDAL W INNERS
This year the Coast Artillery Association resumed the practiceof donating a medal to
awarded to the outstanding advancedstudent in each of the Coast Artillery Corps Senior ROTC units.Due to the status of the ROTC during the war. donation of the award was suspended after 1943 but the reception which itrecei\'ed this year highly justifies the decision of the ExecutiveCouncil to reinstate it.Although the Association has hitherto prescribed the rules forthe selection of the recipient, it was decided to lea\'e the methodto the discretion of the President of the University or Collegeduring the present period of reorganization.A short sketch of each of this year's recipients follows:Universitv of Alabama: Ernest
Brown from ;\Iobile, Ala-bama. Cad~t Brown is 20 years old and a graduate of the ;\Iobilepublic schools. During the war he served as a radio operator inthe i\lerchant i\larine. He is Executive Officer of the Cadet Bat-talion and a member of four honor societies.University of California (Berkeley): Donald F. Whistler of Palo Alto, California. Cadet \Vhistler is 24 years of age andholds the cadet rank of ;\Iajor. During the war he served seven-teen months overseas with a chemical mortar battalion and was:lwarded the Brome Star and the Purple Heart ;\Iedals.Unil'ersity of California at Los Angeles: James V. Traughber,who holds the cadet rank of Captain. During the war he sawoverseas service with the 13th Armored Didsion and participatedin two campaigns. He is a member of four campus societies andhas been awarded a \'arsity letter in track.University of Cincinnati: (Two awards were made as the pre-vious medal donated had not been presented.) Donald D. John-ston of \Vyoming. Ohio. Cadet Johnston is 22 years of age and acadet First Lieutenant. During the war, he participated in twocampaigns and one invasion in the Asiatic theater as an am-phibious tractor driver.Edward J. Farmer of I-Iamilton, Ohio. Cadet Farmer is 23years of age and a cadet First Lieutenant. During the war, hesaw service in the Navy as an Aviation Radioman 3rd Class.The Citadel: ;\'\arion Pinckney Shuler, Jr., of Orangeburg,South Carolina. Cadet Shuler is 19 years of age and at presentis a member of the band. He led the Junior ROTC CAC classwith an average of 97%.University of Delaware: Kurt
Seligman of Arden, Dela.ware. Cadet Seligman is 24 years of age and holds the cadetrank of l\hjor as Executive Officer of the ROTC Battalion. Heis also a member of the varsity track and soccer teams. Duringthe war, he saw combat service with the 102d Infantry Divisionand was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.Fordham University: Henry
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lies of Clifton, New Jersey.He is 24 years of age and commands the Cadet Battalion withthe rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Cadet lies served with the 97thInfantrv Division both in the E.T.O. and the Pacific when itwas redeployed. He earned two campaign stars in Europe as amember of a 105mm howitzer battalion.Georgia School of Technology: Buck ;\Iickel of Elberton,Geor~a. Cadet ;\Clickel holds the rank of Captain in the CadetCorps. During the war, he was a Naval Reserve Cadet i\lid-shipman in the i\Icrchant ;\larine. He is a member of sixcampus societies.Hampton Institute: John C. Littlejohn of New York City,New York. Cadet Littlejohn is 20 years of age and a CadetCaptain. He is a member of five campus societies and captain of both the school track and wrestling teams.Uni\'ersitv of Kansas: Robert A. Franklin of Kansas Citv, Mis-souri. Cadet Franklin is 19 years old and a Captain in commandof the Cadet Corps. He is a graduate of the i\lissouri i\lilitarvAcademy where he received the
i\ledal for oe~-eral military merit. '"Kansas State College: Joe E. Zollinger of Junction City, Kan-sas. Cadet Zollinger is 24 years of age and a Lieutenant Colonelin the Cadet Corps. I-Ie is a member of eight campus societies.He saw service in the E.1'.O. from the fall of 1944 till the endof the war as liaison agent for the 94th Cavalry with the 14thArmored Division.Uni\'ersity of ;\Iaine: Clayton Edward Johnson of Bangor,:\laine. Cadet Johnson is 24 years of age and is a Second Lieu-tenant in the Cadet Corps. During the war, he saw service inthe Navy as a 2nd Class Fire Controlman and is authorized fi\'ecampaign stars for service in the Pacific.Uni\'ersity of ;\Iinnesota: \Vilson
\Vells, Jr., of \Vahkon,i\linnesota. Cadet \\'ells is 22 years of age. During the war.Cadet \Veils saw service both in the Armv and the Navv withthe 14th Armored Di\'ision at Camp Caln'pbell, Kentuck~', andU.S.N.T.C., Bainbridge, ;\Iaryland, respectively ..;\lississippi State College: Lawrence E. Baldwin of Crowder.i\lississippi. Cadet Baldwin is 24 years of age and a Captain inthe Cadet Corps. During the war, he spent fi\'e and one-half years in the Army including six months on Okinawa.University of New I'IaI11p~lire: James S. \Veeks of Keene.New Hampsbire. Cadet Weeks is Lieutenant Colonel of theROTC Battalion. He is a member of four campus societies.He saw three and one-half vears overseas service durino the waras a 40mm gun commande~ in the 210th AAA A\V Battalion.
Uni\'ersity of Pittsburgh: Joseph
\Valker, Jr. Cadet Walkeris 25 years of age and is Cadet Battalion Commander wtih therank of Captain. I-Ie is a member of three campus societies. Inthe war, he earned three battle stars for campaigns in the Pa-cific during thirty months overseas.University of San Francisco: John F. i\larias of Piedmont.California. Cadet i\larias is 22 years of age and a Cadet Lieu- .tenant Colonel in command of the ROTC Battalion. He is amember of one campus society. \Vhile in service in the Pacific,he was awarded the Philippine ;\lilitary l\Ierit i\ledal withcluster, three battle stars and one arrowhead for combat servicein New Guinea, Leyte, i'v1indora, and Luzon.Agricultural and ;\Iechanical College of Texas: Edward D.Bateman of \Vills Point. Texas. Cadet Bateman is 19 vears of age and a Captain in th~ Cadet Corps. He is a membe; of twocampus societies.Utah State Agricultural College: Gordon
Schvaneveldtwho is Cadet Lieutenant Colonel in command of the ROTCAAA Battalion. He is a member of two campus societies andthe varsity baseball team. Durino the war he served with the4th Infan'trv Didsion in the E.T~O. and is' entitled to wear theBronze Sta~, Purple Heart and French Croix de Guerre medals,and the assault arrow and five battle stars on his E.T.O. ribbon.Virginia Polytechnic Institute: \Vesley
Baum who is aFirst Lieutenant in the Corps of Cadets. He is a member of fi\'ecampus societies besides being active in intramural athletics. \Vashington University: Edward E. Fesler of St. Louis, J\lis-souri. Cadet Fesler is 22 years of age and holds the rank of Cadet i\lajor. He is a member of three campus societies. Heserved with the 95th Infantry Division in Europe and- wasawarded the Purple I-Ieart J\ledal for being wounded in action.University of \\'ashington: Robert P. Hungate of Kent. \Vashington. Cadet Hungate is 21 years of age and is a SecondLie.utenant i~ the Cadet Corps. He is a member of one campusSOCIety. Durmg the war, he served with the Arm\' Air ForcesCommunications System ..