James Earl Rudder funeral_LBJ

President and Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson arrive at the funeral of Gen. James Earl Rudder, accompanied by an escort of Ross Volunteers. The funeral was held in G. Rollie Coliseum in March 1970.

March 25, 1970: Gen. James Earl Rudder was laid in state in the rotunda of the Administration Building in the morning. He died on March 23. Funeral services were conducted in G. Rollie White Coliseum in the afternoon. State and national leaders attended, including former President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Members of the WWII Ranger battalion that Rudder commanded on D-Day attended as well. The ceremony included the Ross Volunteers' 21-gun salute and Silver Taps.

March 25, 1914: Norman Borlaug was born. He was a Nobel Prize winner, and known as the “father of the Green Revolution.” He began teaching and conducting research at A&M in 1984, and is the namesake of A&M's Institute for International Agriculture. Borlaug died in 2009.

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