War Damn America!

Today we celebrate the wonderful country in which we are all so blessed to live! As George Petrie so eloquently wrote in the Auburn Creed, "I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God." Here are a few notable 'Patriot' Auburn Alumni. A safe and happy Fourth of July to you and yours! War Damn America! 

  • Major Gen. Wilton B. Persons (1916); Special Adviser to President Eisenhower
  • Major General Amir Eshel; Appointed to be the next Commander-in-Chief of the Israeli Air Force
  • Gordon Persons (1922); Governor of Alabama, 1951–1955
  • Fob James (1957); Governor of Alabama, 1979–1983, 1995–1999
  • Richard Myers (1967, M.S.); Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the United States of America
  • Spencer Bachus (1969); Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Harold D. Melton (1988); Georgia Supreme Court Justice, 2005-current
  • Susan Whitson (1991); Press Secretary, Office of First Lady Laura Bush
  • Rick Austin (1993); Georgia State Congressman
  • Spencer Bachus (1969) Congressman from Alabama
  • Bobby Bright (1975) Former Congressman from Alabama 2nd congressional district. Former mayor of Montgomery
  • Gen. Holland Smith (1901); United States Marine Corps General, "father of modern U.S. amphibious warfare"
  • Richard Marcinko (M.A. Political Science); founder U.S. Navy SEAL Team SIX and Red Cell; author of Rogue Warrior and several other fictional and non-fictional books.
  • Carl Mundy Jr. (1957); Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (1991–1995)
  • James E. Livingston (1962) - USMC Major General and Medal of Honor recipient
  • Hugh Shelton (1973, M.S.); retired general, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (US) from 1997–2001
  • Johnny Micheal Spann (1992); first American killed in combat after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan

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