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