This link is brought to us by the great Sam Tate of the Class of ’88, who mentioned it to me yesterday– the digitized WWI collection in the VMI archives.
One section found under the “Personal Papers” tab is this–
Spotlight: Samuel Rockenbach Papers
A significant collection documenting the evolution of tank warfare
Brigadier General Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach, (VMI Class of 1889) was notable for his role in the establishment of the U.S. Army Tank Corps during World War I. His papers contain a rich trove of primary source material documenting the development and use of tanks by the AEF in France. It includes documents, photographs and early tank design drawings for both American and allied forces tanks.
And another, this–
Spotlight: Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. World War I Papers
Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. (1896 – 1990, VMI Class of 1917) saw distinguished service in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Rising to the rank of four star general, Shepherd was appointed the 20th Commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps in 1952.
We, all of us, followed in the footsteps of great men.