Clifford A. Taylor ’49 , James B. Kelly ’52 and the late A.W. “Head” Davis ’45 were three of five former cadets inducted into the Corps Hall of Honor this October in recognition of lives that officials said exemplify the Aggie Spirit.

Davis served in the Army during World War II, earning the Bronze Star, before founding the Bryan law firm David & Davis. He was president of the Association of Former Students in 1983, and in 2003 he was recognized as an Association Distinguished Alumnus. He died Jan. 13, 2005, in Bryan.

Kelly, president of Kelly Land & Cattle Co. in Brenham, served in the Army during the Korean War. He served on the Mays Dean’s Development Council for seven years and was a member of the 12th Man Foundation’s board of directors who initiated the effort to declare the Simpson Drill Field a Texas Historical Site.

Taylor, president of accounting firm Clifford Taylor Co. of Fort Worth, was an infantry officer during the Korean War and earned a Bronze Star. He was a charter member of the Corps Development Council, was president of the 12th Man Foundation where he still remains active, and was inducted into the Texas A&M Lettermen’s Hall of Honor in 1992.

The plaques of 54 former cadets hang in the Hall of Honor in the Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center.