1863 — Hillsdale student and soldier of the Tenth Michigan Cavalry Don A. Hubbell writes to his brother about camp con­di­tions: “I have been very lucky as yet as I have not lost any­thing but my ink­stand and necktie. Others had lost their coats and blankets and even socks off their feet and money from their pockets. I have seen more playing cards here than I ever thought could be played in a year. I am the only man in our company who does not drink and play cards and swear.”

1944 — The Hillsdale Col­legian reports on the WWII heroics of the college’s own Second Lieu­tenant Erving Morley of the Fifth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific Theater. Earlier that year Morley’s plane had been struck during a mission over New Guinea, at which point he con­tinued his run, destroyed a Japanese gun emplacement, then returned home on his remaining engine. Morley earned the Dis­tin­guished Flying Cross.                          


  ‑Com­piled by Dane Skorup