Cadet Corps Alumni NETWORK

The intent of this page it to announce and pay tribute to our comrades who have passed.


JUL. 14, 1942 - FEB. 18, 2020


James "Jim" Fox, 77, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020. A celebration of life will be held in the Chapel at First Baptist Church, Arlington on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

Jim entered this world in 1942 in Quinlan, the second of two children, born to William and Doris Fox. He attended Arlington High School, graduating in 1960, and later attended Arlington State College (now University of Texas at Arlington), graduating with a degree in business in 1965. Jim was in the Army ROTC while at ASC and was a lifetime member of the Sam Houston Rifle Company, a drill team known as the Jodies. In 1965, Jim joined the United States Army, serving proudly in the Fourth Infantry including one year in Vietnam. Jim was honorably discharged from the Army at the rank of Captain in 1969 to return to Texas. Over the next 40 years, Jim worked in the insurance, mortgage and banking fields and also enjoyed being a basketball referee at the high school and college levels. After retiring, Jim loved to spend time with his family and friends attending Rangers games and any TCU sporting event, seeing movies and meeting for meals and good conversation.

Mrs. Ruth Boyd

Feb. 16, 1926 - May 31, 2020


She received a Bachelor’s of Psychology Degree from the University of Minnesota. She worked for General Mills, Honeywell, Chance Vaught, First United Methodist Church in Arlington and UT Arlington, and the Military Science Dept. at UTA as the Personnel Records Secretary. After she retired, she was inducted in the UTA Military Science Hall of Honor.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Veda and Marland Mills, husband of 54 years Aubrey Boyd, grandson David Boyd, and brother Robert Mills.

She is survived by her son, Robert and Pam Boyd and their son Tom; daughter Peggy and Michael Parson and their children Michelle, Courtney & Damien Baker and Rowan, Michael, and Lauren & Joe Iversen and Michael, Brooklenn & Carter; sister Janet and Roger Flink; sister-in-law Ardelle Mills; and many nieces and nephews


LTC (Ret) Robert P. Vaughan, Sr. 

APR 1, 1939 - DEC 28, 2019


Robert Phillip Vaughan, Sr. of Plano, Texas, passed away December 28, 2019, at the age of 80.  He was born on April 1, 1939, in Arlington, Texas. 

Robert graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas in 1957 and enrolled at Arlington State College, where he was a member of the Cadet Corps. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1962 and was then commissioned as an officer in the United States Army.  He served two tours in Vietnam and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

After retirement from the Army, Robert worked for the Texas Division of Emergency Management and, later, the Texas Department of Insurance before his final retirement. He enjoyed golf and classic cars and was a lifetime Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys fan. The last few years he enjoyed spending time with his dog, Lilly Marlene.  Robert was a Life Member of the Cadet Corps Alumni Council and served on its Executive Board.  A graveside service was held on January 7, 2020, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. 

Charles “Chuck” Reams

Chuck Reams, according to his friend Bunky Garonzik, was a Jody and an Army Ranger.  He passed away on February 22, 2020, at age 73, after a short illness with many complications.

Chuck graduated from Richardson High School in 1964 and went on to attend The University of Texas at Arlington prior to being drafted into the Army. He is survived by Cindy, his wife of 50 years, and their children.

Chuck worked for American Armature and, in 2000, he and Cynthia became the owners and took over operations. He and his wife were members of the Lone Star Region of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America. Chuck enjoyed the outdoors, especially when he got to hunt and fish, and he also enjoyed watching war and action movies.  He was an avid bowler in his younger years and had the ring to prove it from the 800 Series; he even bowled a perfect game. Chuck’s grandchildren were his favorite joy.  He loved getting to dote on them and celebrate their numerous achievements.

 Gene Lunt

CCAC Life Member and Benefactor

Gene passed on July 5, 2019, after a short illness.  Born and raised in Fort Worth, Gene received a BBA cum laude and MBA at the University of Texas at Arlington. He was honored by the American Marketing Association as the Outstanding Senior Marketing Major at UTA. In mid-1972, Gene was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army through the ROTC program at UTA. He was a reserve officer until his honorable discharge in 1980. Gene had a career as a Special Agent for the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. After retiring from federal law enforcement, Gene became a compliance Examiner/Investigator and worked in the financial regulatory field for many agencies and the State Bar of Texas. Gene was athletic and loved the outdoors throughout his life. He was a particularly generous man who attended and supported higher education, civic, religious, and cultural institutions. He was an instructor of Marketing at UTA before his active duty assignment with the U.S. Army. He was a Life Member of UTA's Cadet Corps Alumni Council, generously supporting cadet officers trained there.


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