Captain Terry and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Captain Terry was a 1916 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He served as one of the football team’s starting quarterbacks during his senior year. Terry’s father also attended VPI, but left early to take over the Wytheville Dispatch. During the first world war, VPI was the university with the highest percent of alumni serving in the armed forces. Many of Terry’s classmates were also members of the 80th Division.