Inside the Student Union at the University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State University; North Texas Teacher's College), there are several plaques which recognize those students who served in WWI, WWII, or Vietnam (but, strangely enough, not Korea). It was while a student at North Texas that I became involved in the POW/MIA issue, so naturally I wanted to do what I could to honor those students. I wrote down the names and recreated the plaques on my website. I wonderered then, and I wonder now, about the men on the plauqes. I also wonder how many people have passed, and continue to pass, by the plaques without really noticing them. None of us should forget the sacrifices these students made, because without them and countless other Americans, we would not be enjoying this great freedom that we have. Ideally, I would like to have information on every single man listed on the plaques; realistcally, I am not sure if that will happen. However, if you knew any of the men listed, please contact me. I would be honored to make a tribute page to the individual in question.
The plaques showing names have been recreated on two separate pages: casualties of the two World Wars and casualties of World War II. For information about the dedication of the 103d Infantry Division plaque, go here.