That Nut On the UT Tower
Scott Killen (SKILLEN@SRC_FS1.AUTOTESTER.COM)
Tue, 17 Oct 1995 08:59:32 CDT
I do not know if Ted Bundy was a scout, but I do
know that Charles Whitman (The UT sniper) was previously
an Eagle Scout.
I distinctly remember seeing photos of him in his scout
uniform lined with merit badges. I believe these appeared
in Life magazine. I also recall reading in the same source
that he was the youngest Eagle ever in (some geographical
region that I have now forgotten). Point being that he earned
his Eagle VERY young.
I was 17 at the time, one year after earning my Eagle and
one year till I attended UT. I'll never forget how I felt
that day in August. That guy shook my faith in two of
the most important institutions in my life at one time.
If its any consolation, I believe his autopsy revealed a
brain tumor may have unbalanced him.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City