Passed | | Drama, Sport
James Stewart plays "Truck" Cross an enlisted soldier who has been accepted into the Unites States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Truck meets Roger "Rog" Ash (Robert Young)and ... See full summary »
The sculpture of an indian was the figurehead of USS Delaware which was burned in 1861 at the Gosport Navy Yard to prevent its capture by the Confederacy at the start of the Civil War. In 1868, the saved figurehead, officially titled Tamanend, Chief of the Delaware Indians, was transferred to the United States Naval Academy. In 1929 the sculpture was cast in bronze at the U.S. Naval Gun Factory, and presented by the Class of 1891. As Tamanend was a pacifist and friend to William Penn he did not inspire the midshipmen of the Academy, and they eventually named the figurehead Tecumseh after the Shawnee warrior chief and ally of the British, who was killed in the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812. To this day Midshipmen toss pennies at the monument for good luck in their examinations and Army-Navy football games.
The correct word in the Goofs remarks about the football game should be Climactic, not Climatic. It has nothing to do with the weather. This word is often used incorrectly.