Over 6,000 alumni and former students of OAMC served in the armed forces during World War II and the entire campus showed solid support for the military effort in many ways.
Campus coeds aided the war effort by conducting scrap drives and purchasing war bonds. They also made sure that everyone remembered those Aggies (pictured) who were "giving the extra" in the military service.
Victory gardens were also planted to alleviate some of the food shortages. The campus newspaper lamented the shortage of sugar for that all-important cola, suggesting students may have to rely on the "lowly cow" for a beverage.