Mr. Gerald Francis Grogan

b. 12 Sep 1939
d. Aug 1967 - Newport News, VA - age 27 of leukemia

Newport News High School, Class of 1957
Virginia Military Institute: Class of 1961: B.A. in English, Distinguished Military Graduate

English, Assistant J. V. Football Coach

1957 Anchor, p. 33 Sunday, June 11, 1961 Sunday, June 11, 1961 1962 Anchor, p. 26
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VMI Spirit

Oh, Clear the way, VMI is out today,
We're here to win this game;
Our team will bring us fame,
In Alma Mater's name.
For though the odds be against us we'll not care.
You'll see us fight the same,
Always the same old Spirit,
And we'll triumph once again;
And though defeat seems certain, it's the same with VMI.
Our battle cry is Never Never Die.

For when our line starts to weaken, our backs fail to gain,
Our ends are so crippled, to win seems in vain;
The Corps roots the loudest, we'll yet win the day,
The team it will rally and fight -- fight -- fight! RAY!
We'll gain through the line and we'll circle the end,
Old Red White and Yellow will triumph again;
The Keydets will fight 'em and never say die,
That's the Spirit of VMI.

"VMI Spirit" lyrics courtesy of http://www.sportsfansofamerica.com/Links/FightSongs/Southern1.htm - 05/14/04

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