28 April 2009

North Georgia College & State University Drill Field Dedicated in Honor of Fayetteville General

On April 18, 2009, North Georgia College and State University dedicated the historic drill field in honor of General (Retired) William J. ‘Lipp’ Livsey of Fayetteville.

The drill field has served as the site of countless Corps of Cadets reviews, precision rifle drills, combat demonstrations, helicopter landings, intercollegiate sporting events, and military displays. The hallowed green field has also been the venue for special ceremonies, candlelight memorial services, salutes to veterans, and – on the “Day of Infamy” in 1941 – an astonishing announcement that Pearl Harbor had been attacked, and the United States had entered World War II.

The inscription on the plaque commemorating the dedication cites: “This historic drill field is named in honor of General William J. “Lipp” Livsey, NGC Class of 1952. In recognition of his outstanding professional achievements, service to country, and loyalty and dedication to North Georgia College and State University.”

Major General (Retired) Jack C. Wheeler, Class of 1961, also from Fayetteville, served as narrator of the ceremony.
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