Rice Memorial High School Class of 1961
November 9, 2005

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.