Just some thoughts:
“When classes resumed in the fall he went out for the VMI football team. He became a standout left tackle and made the first squad, immortalizing himself with a fifty-yard touchdown run in a victory over next-door rival Washington and Lee. It was a seminal year for George Catlett Marshall, Jr. for two reasons: he was named first captain, VMI’s highest military honor, and he fell in love.
“She was Elizabeth Carter Coles, known as Lily.”
The Generals–Winston Groom
What teenage young man has not been smitten, captured by both:
athletics and love. I’ve known many.
September 15, 2018
Posted December 5, 2018