Honor Flight: Playing basketball, from Corvallis to Korea

EUGENE, Ore. – Don Amacher played basketball for Slats Gill at Oregon State University. He graduated in June 1951. His draft notice arrived 4 months later. “Back then it was mandatory that they take 2 years of ROTC at Oregon State,” he said, “and I had 2 years, so I signed up for officers school.” During basic training, he played basketball on a team that won the ‘all-Army’ championships.