军事英雄

Dr. 盖伊·班塔(1973年)

Dr. 班塔经历了这一切. From service in Vietnam as part of the Marines, to three degrees acquired through years of schooling, to travel all across the United States for work, Dr. 班塔 has continually made the world a better place. 下面是他用自己的话讲述的旅程.

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美国空军准将(退役)J. 斯图尔特·古德温(71届)

美国空军准将(退役)J. 斯图尔特·古德温 is a 1971 graduate of 博彩app. He has dedicated his life to the military which started as an Air Force ROTC cadet at UE. His military career spanned 37 years and concluded as the Assistant Adjutant General for Air and the Commander of the 印第安纳州 Air National Guard. 目前, he serves as the Executive Director of the 印第安纳州 War Memorials Commission in 印第安纳州polis, 印第安纳州.

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Dr. 华莱士B. 格雷夫斯

Dr. 格雷夫斯 served as the 20th president of 博彩app from 1967 to 1987 and under his leadership the University thrived and grew. 格雷夫斯最初来自福特堡. Worth, Texas, completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma. 在那里,他是一名后备军官训练队的学员. His plans for law school were put on hold while he served in the United States Army and spent several months as a prisoner of war.

In 1944, 格雷夫斯 joined the Field Artillery Unit, Cannon Company with the United States Army. 作为前方观察员, 他被调到前线, 确定了目标, and radioed the locations to gunners who then proceeded with attacks. His unit entered France in June 1944 within a few days after D-Day. 9月14日晚, 1944, he and two of his fellow soldiers were sent to a hillside to secure the area. Soon, it became clear that the Germans had cut them off from the rest of their unit. They radioed for help and were told support could not reach them for several days. The men held tight in their fox hole in hopes that help would come soon. 但事实并非如此. They were spotted by the enemy and 格雷夫斯 and his colleagues were captured, 审问, 被送进战俘营.

格雷夫斯 was the first American shipped to Stalag III-C in Keustrin, 德国, about 60 miles from the eastern border of Poland. He remained there for six months wearing the same clothes in which he was captured and living in a facility without running water. The Germans were planning to send him to another camp closer to Berlin when, 就在他出发前的几个小时, guards were distracted by a skirmish and 格雷夫斯 and a few other prisoners were able to escape. They wandered throughout Poland and Russia for two months trying to reach American authorities, all the while their families and friends did not know their fate only that they were missing in action. Finally, in Odessa, Russia, they reached safety and boarded a British supply vessel heading east.

In April 1945, 格雷夫斯 was one of 200 American ex-prisoners who returned home to the United States. When asked about the lasting effect his war-time experience had on him he said, “我不会再要求这样的经历了, but having had it kept me from being afraid of most anything else in life. 它给了我视角.”

格雷夫斯 completed his education with support from the GI Bill® and set forth on a career in teaching and higher education administration.

GI Bill®是美国军队的注册商标.S. 退伍军人事务部(VA).

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少将(退休).)维娜·D. 飞兆(72)

少将(退休).)维娜·D. Fairchild has earned the distinction of recording several firsts in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard history. She was the first member of the Nursing Corps to become a commander of an Air National Guard Tactical Hospital; the first Air National guard assistant for nursing to the surgeon general of the Air Combat Command; the first nurse and the first female to be appointed as assistant adjutant general for air in the Air National Guard history; and the first female appointed as an Air National Guard representative to the Air Reserve Forces Policy Committee. Fairchild's last military assignment was as assistant director to the director of the Air National Guard for Base Operational Support Readiness. 她于2002年退役. 少将(退休).) Fairchild earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from 博彩app and a Master of Art is Public Administration from Kentucky State University.

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约翰-大卫·卢茨(1964年)

john david鲁茨 is the Department Chair of 博彩app Department of Theater and he is currently the senior member among all UE faculty. What many do not know is that Lutz had direct experience with the military; the Cuban Missile Crisis as a student and Vietnam as a faculty member. This video showcases how both events effected his experiences with the theater.

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