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Tolson, W. A.
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"Doc" W. A. Tolson was born in San Angelo Texas in 1912. He originated and broadcasted the first radio announcement of the A&M College football game (Texas vs. A&M, Thanksgiving Day 1919) while a sophomore electrical engineering student at A&M. Tolson was band "Reg" private in the Corps of Cadets and was recognized for this accomplishment on CBS's AN American Portrait in 1986. He worked with RCA in London, USA, and abroad working on radio communications. Tolson continued to researched radio technology and taught at Princeton University. He served in World War II (WWII) through radio work and was awarded Navy "E" pins for outstanding service in 1942.