Korean War Vet Speaks to American History Class at Bacone

Korean War veteran Donnie Kesler spoke with Bacone American History students recently.
Korean War veteran Donnie Kesler spoke with Bacone American History students recently.

Korean war caps and 50 caliber cartridge

Ty Blackwell, Donnie Kesler, and Kim Holt
Ty Blackwell, Donnie Kesler, and Kim Holt

By Russell Lawson

Korean War veteran Donnie Kesler of Muskogee spoke to Dr. Russell Lawson’s American Civilization II class on Friday afternoon, April 10th. Mr. Kesler served in Korea from 1953 to 1954, when an armistice had brought the three year Korean War to a close but adversarial relations continued to exist across the 38th Parallel between North and South Korea. Continue reading Korean War Vet Speaks to American History Class at Bacone

Bacone College once sported some of the top boxers in the state

 

Boxing coach Frank Thompson and family
Boxing coach Frank Thompson and family

By Russell Lawson

Bacone College has had a long history of physical education by means of competitive sports.

In the 1930s and 1940s, the most popular sport at Bacone was boxing. Bacone sported some of the top boxers in the state, such as Austin (Honeyboy) O’Jibway, “Oklahoma Golden Gloves champion,” who journeyed to Boston to participate in the national collegiate boxing tournament. Continue reading Bacone College once sported some of the top boxers in the state

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