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J.V. "Pinky" Wilson

J.V. "Pinky" Wilson

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Pinky Wilson statue

While on the battlefields of World War I, James Vernon "Pinky" Wilson wrote the anthem of Kyle Field: The Aggie War Hymn. A brass statue depicts Wilson, class of 1920, in his military uniform. The statue, dedicated in 2008, is on the west side of the Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center, facing Spence Park and Kyle Field. The statue was a gift from the Harper family of San Angelo and fellow Aggies.

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