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By Mark Kocent '82, House Corporation President

One beautiful fall day in 2011, I got a call from H. Samuel Greenawalt '51, who was on campus and looking to attend the Quakers' football classic that day. Sam and I toured the new athletic facilities in Penn Park before heading over to Franklin Field. At halftime, the crowd was treated to a dedication ceremony of the statue of Chuck Bednarik, the former Penn and Philadelphia Eagles legend who broke the mold for toughness. Sam arrived at Penn as a freshman and played alongside Concrete Charlie for a few years, learning every move while playing similar positions.

"Taught me everything I needed to know about the game," Sam mentioned with that familiar twinkle in his eye. "Except I had to wait for the damn guy to graduate so I could finally play. Since as the last 60 Minute Man, Charlie wouldn't leave the field!"

I will always treasure that glorious fall day with Sam and will never forget his unwavering support of the Phi Phi Chapter. Sam passed away in March, just a few days after Concrete Charlie. It was almost as if Sam was waiting for Charlie once again, this time to open up the gates of the Chapter Eternal for him to come on in. There is no doubt, the luster of the White Cross got a bit more brilliant with Sam's exemplary life.

Do you know of a fellow Sig whose luster of the White Cross shines bright? Share his story and we may feature him in an upcoming Phi Phi publication.