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Beloved unofficial A&M mascot Ol' Sarge celebrates 75th birthday

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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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