Main Entry: John W. Brinsfield
Volume: 8 newspapers, 1 yearbook, 1 catalog,
6 files, 3 photographs, uniform artifacts
Brinsfield, Jr. (1944- ) was born on February 23, 1944.
He attended public schools in Atlanta before entering Georgia Military
Academy in 1959. He excelled academically at GMA graduating summa
cum laude, second in his class in 1962. He worked on the Gamilicad
staff and as Editor and Chief of the Grenadier. He was especially
active in forensics and won numerous debate awards. After graduating
from GMA, he attended Vanderbilt and went on to a military career as an
officer and chaplain in the Army.
Scope and Content:
consists of personal items from his years at GMA including eight editions
of the GMA student newspaper, The Gamilicad, 1960-1961, and a newspaper
clipping from The Journal of Labor, Jan., 1961, announcing Brinsfield’s
award winning essay, “The Grand Jury System and What It Means to Me.”
One of the three photographs shows him receiving a savings bond for winning
this contest. Printed materials include two copies of the Cadet Regulations
and graduation week programs for 1961 and 1962. Of special interest
is a handwritten six-page steno pad of minutes of the Junior-Senior class
1961-1962, whose president was Ben Johnson, taken by Brinsfield.
also includes uniform artifacts housed in the artifact area. The
Brinsfield uniform is nearly complete with cotton gloves, red officer’s
sash, dress cap, all brass, cotton belt, dress jacket, and trousers.
The uniform is on permanent loan per accession loan agreement.
Student Organizations, Debate
Student Publications, Yearbooks,
The Grenadier 240.12
Student Newspapers, Gamilicad
Graphic Images and Photographs
Special Events, Graduation 250.5
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