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Aggie cadets march in downtown Fort Worth

Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets prepares to march through downtown Fort Worth on Saturday with the Texas A&M Aggie Band, leading up to the game against Arkansas at AT&T Stadium.
Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets prepares to march through downtown Fort Worth on Saturday with the Texas A&M Aggie Band, leading up to the game against Arkansas at AT&T Stadium. Special to the Star-Telegram

Downtown Fort Worth was painted maroon and white for an hour Saturday morning.

Tens of thousands of Texas A&M fans and supporters lined the streets to watch the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band and A&M Corps of Cadets march.

The turnout was pretty impressive, said Cadet Klim Rothenberger.

“It’s amazing to see all these families who came to see us,” Rothenberger said.

The band and cadets marched before A&M’s fourth football game of the season, with the 14th-ranked Aggies set to take on conference rival Arkansas Razorbacks at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Rothenberger compared the Corps of Cadets to an ROTC program. In the corps’ “step-off for March-in,” cadets marched in a formation block within their units.

“It’s an event we look forward to coming to every year,” said Ann Russell of Nacogdoches. She and her family watched the march for her son, Reid Russell, a sophomore cadet at A&M.

“It makes us proud,” she said,

Mark David Smith: 817-390-7808, @MarkSmith_FWST

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