Colonel Frederick Crow ’51 Recounts Vietnam POW Experience

Colonel Frederick A. Crow ’51 — Cornell’s “most decorated alumnus of the Vietnam War” — recounted his life story during a Veterans Day forum on Wednesday afternoon. Crow, who witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a teenager, spent nearly three decades in the air force and lived six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Crow grew up in Hawaii, where his father was a career naval chief petty officer. When he was 14 years old, Crow witnessed the attacks on Pearl Harbor. “After living in town for six years, we got our number for a brand new house on the base of Pearl Harbor and moved in on Saturday, the sixth of December,” Crow recounted.

MEN’S SOCCER | Cornell Beats Air Force for First Victory

Something wasn’t right in Madison Heck’s mind. He sent in the corner kick, but he couldn’t see his main target, 6-foot-7 junior Liam Crotty. The play had developed, and after the dust settled and the ball was cleared, Crotty was on the ground and Air Force’s Cameron Duley was sent off the field with a red card. The penalty had occurred in the box, resulting in a penalty kick for the Red, a golden chance to get a spark for the Red and equalize the game, 1-1. “Apparently there was a scrum, and [Duley] threw a punch.

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During the Cornell men’s soccer game against Oregon State on Sunday, junior midfielder Madison Hack saw an opportunity just when his team needed one. “The ball was played across the box, bouncing to me on the top of the 18 [yard line] on the left side,” Hack said. Instead of shooting from the top of the box, Hack sent an arcing pass to other side of the field in hope of connecting with a teammate. “But my cross wasn’t good enough,” Hack said. In a match that was closer than the final score would suggest, the Red (0-5-0) lost to Oregon State, 2-0.