September 7th, 2016 at 1:06 PM ^

and Custer, George Armstrong.

 Guess you could call Gen. Custer a success, at least at Gettysburg where he mounted a charge with "C'mon you Wolverines!" and turned back a much superior JEB Stuart force leaving Pickett's Charge without support. Yet, he got his West Point appointment as a Ohio native.


September 6th, 2016 at 10:17 PM ^

Largest, yes.  Most advanced?  Nope...  The Seawolf class (SSN 21) is more advanced and more capable, and the Virginia class (SSN-774) is even newer.  What doesn't matter, though, is what platform the Seal's ride on when dealing death and destruction to our enemies.  So long as they get there safe...


September 6th, 2016 at 6:50 PM ^

Here is what the University of Michigan is doing to date for the crew. A signed UM football, team photo, and 3x5 signed Block M Flag will be sent back to the boat. They will be displayed in the Officer's and Enlisted areas respectively. The Block M will fly on a game day Saturday under the Ensign.

M Fanfare

September 6th, 2016 at 8:46 PM ^

Upholding a proud tradition. In 1909, 250 to 400 (reports vary) of the crew of the USS Michigan (BB-27), which was docked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, went to Franklin Field to cheer on Yost's Wolverines as they upset mighty Penn 12-6. Penn was the defending national champion and was on a 23-game winning streak.


The battleship USS Michigan:

Presentation of a flag by the crew to the team prior to kickoff:

The banner itself:

Shield which resides in the Towsley Museum at Schembechler Hall:


September 7th, 2016 at 7:16 AM ^

Not everyone on this crew is from the state though, correct? It's just a connection to the name of the boat, right? I feel dumb for asking that but I think this is really cool either way.