S. Gus Alexander, Saber Collection
Stamatios Gus Alexander, Sr. was a graduate of The North Texas Agricultural College, now University of Texas at Arlington, and was commissioned in the Army Air Corps. He commanded the sister squadron to the actor Jimmy Stewart.
Alexander, Sr. donated the following 13 swords and sabers during the 1981-84 time period to the UTA Department of Military Science:
All swords are preserved within the Department of Military Science in College Hall. Not included in the donated collection, The Corps of Cadets has in its procession a sabre believed to have belonged to Colonel James M. Carlisle, of the Carlisle Military Academy, the second name given to UTA.
Alexander, Sr. is remembered on campus as part of the NTAC Memorial next to Preston Hall.
Alexander Sr.’s son, Stamatios Gus Alexander, Jr., was a graduate of then Arlington State College and was killed in action in Vietnam at the age of 24. His parents donated land to have a school in Duncanville built in their son’s name, Alexander Elementary School.
Moore, M. L. (2007, June 9). 2LT Stamatios Gu Alexander, Jr. Retrieved October 19, 2017, from https://www.findagrave.com/cgibin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19791314
Munden, R. (2017, October 19). Sword/Saber Collection, S. Gus Alexander [E-mail interview].
Note: LTC (Ret) Ron Munden arranged for Mr. Alexander’s donation of the saber collection when Munden was the Commandant of Cadets at UTA 1981-1984.
Thanks to Mr. Taylor Hardin of the UTA Military Science Department for drafting this history.