#158 Paul Revere Andrews, Long-Serving Trustee and Publishing Giant

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Leaders & Legacy

Paul Revere Andrews—“Andy” to his classmates—graduated cum laude from Norwich in 1930. On the Hill, he served as captain of C Troop and treasurer of Theta Chi fraternity, while double-majoring in English and economics and earning varsity letters in track and polo. He held a reserve commission in the U.S. Cavalry for nearly a decade after graduating from Norwich. Beginning …

#157 General Robert H. Milroy, Class of 1843, Set the Stage for Gettysburg Through Defeat

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Leaders & Legacy

Robert Huston Milroy was born on a farm in Indiana in 1816, just three years before Captain Partridge founded his academy in Norwich, Vt. Milroy entered the recently chartered Norwich University in 1840 at the age of 24. Though the university had started evolving toward a four-year baccalaureate curriculum, it was not uncommon for students to be older or younger …

#156 Lt. Gen. David Quantock ’80, the Army’s “Top Cop”

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, 200 Things drafts, Leaders & Legacy

  David Quantock ’80 initially had no intention of making a career out of the military. After he was passed over for aviation due to colorblindness, he wanted something that would give him options when he got out. He decided to join the Military Police. It was during the Cold War, and what he didn’t anticipate was that he would …

#155 Four Men Defined Norwich History for Generations

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, This Week in History

William Ellis, Grenville Dodge, and Robert Guinn shaped our understanding of Norwich’s legacy with their work on the university’s published histories. To mark 200 years of that legacy, Alex Kershaw will join their ranks. “The annals of such an institution, may, therefore, very properly be called heroic, and will be found faithfully recorded in the historical section of the book.” …

#154 Colonel Berton W. Sibley, USMC, NU 1900: Hero at the Battle of Belleau Wood and Original Devil Dog

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Norwich Was There 12 Comments

Contributed by Gary Appleby ’90 At 6:00 p.m., May 30th, 1918, Major Berton W. Sibley, Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment received the following orders: “Headquarters, Sixth Regiment, Marine Corps, A. E. F., France, 30 May 1918. MEMORANDUM: Advance information official received that this Regiment will move at 10:00 p.m. 30 May by bus to new area. All trains …

#151 Senior Military Colleges

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Military Milestones

The senior military colleges (SMCs) are institutions of higher learning that operate Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs under special requirements and privileges bestowed by United States law and Army regulation. The designation was created in 1996. In addition to Norwich University, these six venerable institutions are The Citadel, the University of North Georgia, Texas A&M University, Virginia Military Institute …

#149 Admiral Dewey, Class of 1855, Naval Hero and Vermont Celebrity

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Leaders & Legacy

George Dewey was born in Vermont’s state capital of Montpelier in 1837. He attended Norwich for two years before entering the relatively new United States Naval Academy, where he graduated in 1858. He rose to the rank of lieutenant commander during his service in the Civil War. Continuing his naval career after the war, he became a national hero when …