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The 1984 VMI Register of Former Cadets (Lexington, Va.: Alumni Assoc., 1984)           

[Name, Class, place from which the cadet matriculated, period of cadetship, degree/s, military service and awards (if any), occupation and place, death date (if any)] 

Rhoads, James M., 1975; Haddonfield, NJ; 7 days      

 Rhodes, Carl Edward, Jr., 1966; Portsmouth, VA; 4 years, BA Biology, MA College of William and Mary; 1967-1969 Adjutant General Corps, 1969-(to date) Major US Army Reserve Adjutant General Corps, Army Commendation Medal (2); Teacher, Portsmouth (VA) Public Schools

 Rhodes, Craig Deschler, 1971; Victoria, TX; 4 years; BA Economics; 1971-1981 Captain, USA Transportation Corps, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2); US Army, Geneva, NY 

Rhodes, Edward Averett, 1864; Stockton, CA; 1 year; drillmaster in Richmond VA April-July 1861, Honor graduate; Lieutenant, 11th N.C. Infantry, C.S.A., killed at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863 

Rhodes, Frederic Harrison, Jr., 1939; Pittsfield, MA; 1 year; BA from Brown University; 1941-1946 Captain US Army Field Artillery World War II; Account executive, Maplewood, NJ

Rhodes, Herbert Paul, Jr., 1962; Winchester, VA; 4 years; BA Biology, MD from Medical College of Virginia; 1967-(to date) Captain US Army Medical Corps, Bronze Star; Radiologist, Bedford County, VA

Rhodes, Howard Deschler., 1945; Balboa, Canal Zone; 2 years; BS Univ. of MD; 1942-1974 Colonel, US Army Engineer, Legion of Merit (4), Joint Service Commendation medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (4), Vietnamese Honor Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry; Retired engineer, Colorado Springs, CO

Rhodes, James William, 1935; Middletown, VA; 1 year; 1943-1946 US Army Air Force; pharmacist, Warrenton, VA; died 27 May 1965 

Rhodes, James William, 1972; Winchester, VA; 1 year 

Rhodes, John Isaac, 1907; Riverton, VA; 1 year; Railroad tariff clerk, Whittier, CA; died 14 April 1953 

Rhodes, Joseph Ethomy, Jr., 1943; Natchitoches, LA; 4 months 

Rhodes, Raymond George, 1962; Greenlee, VA; 6 months 

Rhodes, Scott Fountain, 1969; Portsmouth, VA; 4 years; BS Biology, MA College of William and Mary, MS Southern Illinois University; 1971-1975 Captain, US Air Force; Teacher, Hickory, NC 

Rhodes, Shelton Purcell, 1977; Elizabethtown, NC; 4 years; BA History; 1977-(to date) Captain, US Army Infantry, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal; US Army, Elizabethtown, NC 

Rhodes, Thomas Burton, Jr., 1967;Dallas, TX; 3 years 7 months 22 days; BA Economics; 1968-1972 Captain US Marine Corps Aviation; Broker, Dallas, TX

Rhodes, Wesley Eliot, Jr., 1955; Richmond, VA; 5 years; BS Electrical Engineering; 1957 Lieutenant US Army Signal Corps; Special sales representative, Tampa, FL 

Rodes, George Ronald, 1956; Elkton, VA; 1 year 4 months 26 days; 1953-1961 First Lieutenant US Air Force; Federal Aviation Administration, Houston, TX; died 8 May 1972

Rodes, Lafayette Penn, 1870; Campbell County, VA; 4 years, graduated 47th in class; Kirkpatrick's Battery, CSA; Civil engineer, City Engineer of Lynchburg, VA until his death on 11 May 1900

Rodes, Robert Emmet, 1848; Lynchburg, VA; 3 years, graduated 10th in class; Faculty, professor VMI; Chief engineer Railroad in Alabama, chief engineer Northeast and Southwest Alabama Railroad; Major General CSA; killed in Battle of Winchester, 19 September 1864

Rodes, Virginius Hudson, 1843; Lynchburg, VA; 3 years, graduated 8th in class; Aide-de-Camp to brother, Maj. Gen. Rodes; Merchant, Planter; died 14 Jan 1879 at his plantation in Carroll Co., MS and buried in Lynchburg, VA

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