Rice Memorial High School Class of 1961
November 9, 2005
BOB CARVER REMEMBERED
This Veteran's Day weekend at Rice Memorial High School, a plaque
in remembrance of 1961graduate Bob Carver Jr. will be dedicated.
The former Rice football player was severely wounded in Vietnam
and, although he was able to return home, the damage from his
injuries contributed to his early death within a few years.
Bob was a popular student and a favorite of former
football coach Bill Landers. In spite of his size, about 150 pounds,
he earned a starting job at defensive end his senior year because
of his courage and tenacity.
When the New York Football Giants held their pre-season
training camps at St. Michael's College in the late 1950's, Bob
became the assistant / mascot. He formed friendships with many of
the players from those great teams especially with Harlan Svare,
linebacker and later head coach of the L.A. Rams.
The plaque will also acknowledge the many other Rice
alumni that served in the military during the Vietnam era. The dedication
ceremony for the plaque will take place on Sunday, November 13 at
12:00 noon at Rice.