Word has been received form Washington that President Taft will be asked to promote Col. John L. Clem to Brigadier General. Clem, who is at Fort Sam Houston, is known as “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh.”
1918 – World War I
Two British officers, Maj. C. K. Rhinehardt and Capt. J. Phipps, who are stationed at Camp Taliaferro near Ft. Worth, were making a flight from Ft. Worth to San Antonio yesterday. They had flown at a high altitude without mishap until a point east of Johnson City, when some of the struts under one of the wings broke. The plane began to careen and the captain took the controls while the major substituted his body for the missing supports in such a way that the machine could descend. It landed without injury to either officer.
Ground is broken on the new 239,000 square-foot campus of Texas Military Institute located near Camp Bullis. Scheduled to open in the fall of 1986, the 60-acre site will include a chapel, media center, computer center, classroom centers, athletic fields, a student center, a fieldhouse/gymnasium/natatorium, residence units for 150 boarders, a fine arts center with a 500-seat theater and administrative staff homes.