Reveille VI Passes Away

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Reveille VI, who served as the First Lady of Texas A&M University for more than seven years, was euthanized Saturday (Oct. 18) at the age of 10. Dr. Charles Hall, her veterinarian and retirement caretaker, as well as other Texas A&M veterinarians, facilitated the decision based on the status of her health. Funeral services are pending and tentatively scheduled for after Nov. 1.

Reveille VI was born Sept. 3, 1993 in Woodward, Oklahoma and took over as Texas A&M's mascot from Reveille V during halftime of the football game against the University of Louisville on Nov. 13 of that year. Upon induction into the Aggie family, she quickly assumed the roles and duties of her predecessor and began attending university functions including football games.

In 1996, she was diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy and later arthritis. Although for the next four years she was able to resist her ailments and continue with her duties as mascot, these health problems would eventually lead to her early retirement in May of 2001.

During her tenure as mascot, she survived a prank kidnapping by a group of students from the University of Texas at the age of four months, and became a movie star in the 1996 film "Reveille, My Life as the Aggie Mascot." She was in attendance to cheer on the Aggie football team during their first Big 12 Championship in 1998, and also celebrated alongside President George W. Bush at the inaugural ball in Washington, D.C., in 2000.

She was retired into the care of Dr. Hall, and his wife, who served as the veterinarian for Reveilles IV, V and VI. During her retirement, she lived a life of relaxation away from the demanding lifestyle of the Aggie mascot.

Reveille VI was the predecessor to Reveille VII who is the current Aggie mascot. Reveille VII assumed the duties of mascot for Reveille VI at Final Review May 12, 2001. Reveille VII is three years old and continues to serve Texas A&M.

Funeral For Former Mascot Reveille VI Set For Nov. 2

The funeral service for retired Aggie mascot Reveille VI, who was euthanized Oct. 18, will be held Sunday (Nov. 2) at 2 p.m. in Texas A&M University's Kyle Field.

Former mascot corporals Mark Boynton, Class of 1997, and Jeff Bailey, Class of 2000, will speak at the funeral.

Following the funeral service, Reveille VI will be buried among her predecessor mascots in the Reveille graves area outside the north end zone of Kyle Field.

Both the funeral service and the burial are open to the public.

Reveille VI served as Texas A&M's mascot from November 1993 until her retirement in May 2001. She was succeeded by Reveille VII, who continues as the university's mascot today.

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