Major General Harmon Surfaces on YouTube

I’ve learned a lot about Major General Harmon over the past few years but had never heard his voice…until now. His 1962 speech to World War II combat veterans of the 2nd Armored Division (“Hell on Wheels”) starts at 3:11 but this link will bring you right to the heartwarming conclusion at 13:45. The whole speech […]

A Word From Major General Ernest N. Harmon

Below are a few interesting excerpts from Major General Ernest N. Harmon’s address to the Newcomen Society on October 6th, 1951, in Northfield, Vermont. Harmon was introduced by the Honorable Stanley C. Wilson – former Governor of Vermont and Chairman of the Norwich University Board of Trustees. I’ll scan the entire pamphlet (35 pages) and […]

Major General Harmon, Changes on the Hill, and the Battle of Mogadishu

Below is an audio recording of a talk I recently gave to the Norwich University Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. It begins with an explanation of how a casual comment from my father led to my rekindled interest in Norwich history just a few years ago. Topics discussed include one of my favorite stories about […]

Lie, Cheat, Steal: What Would You Do?

The Summer Edition of the Norwich Record is out. My article on the Honor Code is below. Comments and criticism are welcome. See more comments on Facebook HERE. Imagine it’s the first semester of your junior year. You’re sitting in class, when a messenger enters and hands a piece of paper to the professor. She […]

Commencement 2012 and Final Resting Places

I spent a few days in Northfield last week for an Alumni Association meeting that happened to coincide with commissioning and graduation. It’s always an extraordinary time of year to be on campus as Norwich students scurry to fulfill their final requirements before officially starting their careers. There are tests to take, presentations to give, […]

Going to War With Ernest N. Harmon (III of III)

Harmon’s return to the 2nd Armored Division brought him to one of the most crucial battles of World War II – The Battle of the Bulge – where he was joined by proud graduates of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets who locked shields and fought like Spartans under his command…