Notes from the front

Colby Bicentennial Seal 1864-1913

1943-1944

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WWII Casuality list

We are faced with a long terrible war. It is our duty first to win the war completely and honorably and secondly to win the peace which follows. The last war was won but the peace was lost largely because of our own short-sighted nationalistic selfishness. We must not make that mistake again, we shall not. The future path of world history can be and is to be patterned and shaped and made by us. Let us make that road a good one-a road from which all bandits and highway robbers are excluded, a road upon which all peoples can travel in peace, honor, and security.
Capt. Francis Prescott ’38

Would you think it a sign of weakness on the part of a soldier in khaki if he admitted feeling his eyes water a bit upon reading the letter sent by Dr. Bixler and you to Colby men in service? I’m sure that Colby men in every corner of this globe will feel the same lump in his throat and tear in his eye at the old familiar Colby touch which your joint letters carried to us. They have helped so much to shorten these miles from ‘home.’
Cpl. Frederick B. Power ’46

I’m sure I won’t be the only old Colby-ite returning. Believe me, I am looking forward to that day. And you know, there are more people who know about Colby than one would think. And the comments are all good. I think it’ll be a real rest, and a beginning of a new life indeed, to return to Colby.
Lt. Andrew Bedo ’43