JAMES R. WOODALL ’50 holds, among other awards, the Silver Star and three Bronze Stars. Following his tenure as commandant of cadets at Texas A&M University, Colonel Woodall retired from the U.S. Army and presently makes his home in College Station.
What Readers Are Saying:
"Jim Woodall’s Texas Aggie Medals of Honor is a one-of-a-kind, scintillating story of seven innocent young Texas Aggies who went off to war and became heroes of the highest order. In a superbly organized and researched effort, Woodall tells their stories with completeness and eloquence.
On reading the manuscript one afternoon, I couldn’t put it down until I had finished it. Following was an empty night where I couldn’t sleep for thinking about the horror and heartbreak of war and the unbelievable bravery of the men I had just read about. Like many other men of their generation, they were willing to pay whatever cost, take any action, and die for the sake of freedom. The book will shake you to your boots and fill your heart with gratitude. It will inspire and motivate any reader. Aggies of all ages will find it a wonderful read and so will people who are interested in military history, national security, or sacrificial service. It is a wonderful book! Don’t miss it."—Thomas G. Darling ’54, Major General, USAF (Ret.), Commandant Emeritus
“Col. Woodall has delved deeply in writing the story of Texas A&M’s seven Medal of Honor recipients. He brings to this task a life experience, an understanding, a commitment, and compassion like no other. This is a remarkable story, well told!”— Henry C. Dethloff, Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M University; author of The Centennial History of Texas A&M University and Texas Aggies Go to War: In Service of Their Country
" . . . a fast moving narrative of short, thoughtful portraits of the lives of seven World War II Texas Aggie Medal of Honor recipients. . . has meaning for readers both inside and outside the Texas Aggie Nation, and they will certainly grasp Woodall's admiration for these seven men and appreciate his tenacious research into their histories."--Southwestern Historical Quarterly