From Magarkin, the Original Ol' Sarge on the cover to the latest version above by the Corps of Cadets Association, Ol' Sarge has had many versions that have served as a rough and ready iconic logo for Texas A&M for 75 years! Ol' Sarge first evolved in 1938 from the pen of Pete Tumlinson, a student artist in the Class of 1942, working on the Battalion Humor Magazine that also included his popular creations of Fish Blotto, Battalion Betty, and the Tumlinson Boy. All of these are included within along with lots of campus humor, jokes, cartoons, and stories from that time
Tumlinson, along with thousands of Aggies, was swept into World War II. He returned to finish his degree in 1946 and then went on to a successful career, first as a cartoonist with the New York Post, then with Marvel Comics and later as a commercial artist and illustrator in Texas.
Ol' Sarge and the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets, counting over 2,400, are still going strong today serving our nation in the military services and as leaders in the business world.