hundred and forty million dollars. Its grounds consist of about twelve hundred acres of land, including the athletic fields, the practice fields, and the east side of Paine Mountain adjacent to the campus.
Throughout its development, Norwich has held fast to the guiding principle of its founder: to provide a complete education, equipping its graduates for useful lives as individduals and as citizens. Several Norwich men who have attained prominence, including Grewille
M. Dodge, builder of the Union Pacific Railroad, and Admiral George Dewey, popular hero of the Spanish American War, have campus buildings named in their honor. Many other alumni have attained positions of eminence and have rendered valuable service to their country as both civlians
and military men.
Over 523 Norwich men took part on both sides of the Civil War. Eight Major Generals, 19 Brigadier Generals, 57 Colonels, 30 Lieutenant Colonels, and 33 majors represented the military college. More than 777 Norwich men took part in World War I with 342 commissioned officers. Sixty-two percent of these men
held rank higher second lieutenant. Over 1600 alumni served in the armed forces in World War II, nearly 1300 of them holding commissions. Sixteen held the rank of general. In addition to these men in our own armed forces, sixteen of China's war generals received their training at Norwich. Norwich alumni have taken part
in all of our country's wars since then. Most recently our many alumni were joined in the Persian Gulf by more than twenty cadet-reservists called to active duty.