Beloved unofficial A&M mascot Ol' Sarge celebrates 75th birthday
Dick Tumlinson, class of '51 Aggie, prepares to sign copies of the book he edited chronicling the work of his older brother Howard "Pete" Tumlinson, the cartooninst who created Ol' Sarge. The elder Tumlinson was honored during a celebration Friday at the Memorial Student Center to mark the 75th Anniversary of Ol' Sarge's creation.
Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:00 am
Looking through his older brother's belongings after his death, Dick Tumlinson, an Aggie from the class of '51, discovered a box full of old issues of the Battalion Humor Magazine featuring Texas A&M's unofficial mascot, Ol' Sarge.
The old-school, tough-guy drill sergeant turned 75 years old this year, five years after the death of his creator, Howard "Pete" Tumlinson, class of '42.
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