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Virtual ‘Military Memories’ site honors MTSU, all ...

Virtual ‘Military Memories’ site honors MTSU, all veterans

MTSU’s Office of Alumni Relations has a special online “Military Memories … Celebrating Our Veterans” photo site for the public to view, in recognition of all veterans.

Alumni Relations is virtually honoring and celebrating military veterans throughout November by inviting people to submit active-duty photos with descriptions of veterans they wish to honor.

Military Memories graphicVisit www.mtalumni.com and click on “Celebrating our veterans and their service throughout November” to submit photos and view the gallery.

“Military service and our veterans have been an important part of MTSU history, dating back to World War II,” said Ginger Freeman, Alumni Relations director. “We are honored to have the opportunity to recognize their sacrifice and service.”

All veterans — alumni, non-alumni,  friends, family and more — are welcome to have photographs submitted. Submitted photos will be posted to galleries (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard) that will be housed on the site for viewing.

Todd Tripp (Class of 1994), a U.S. Marine Corps aviation technician in air traffic control for the Army National Guard, will retire from serving in the military in four years. (Submitted photo)

Todd Tripp (Class of 1994), a U.S. Marine Corps aviation technician in air traffic control for the Army National Guard, will retire from serving in the military in four years. (Submitted photo)

Assistant Director Rhonda King said that with many veterans events and activities not being held this year, Alumni Relations “wanted to provide a space for veterans and their families to share photos and stories of their military career.”

“For their service to our country, their sacrifices and others’ freedoms, and the safety they provide our citizens, we appreciate all veterans,” King added.

Veterans Day was observed nationally on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

For more information, call 615-898-2922.

—Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

Jennifer Bowden (Class of 1994) is a Navy chaplain, currently serving with the Coast Guard in New Orleans, La. She also served a tour with the Marines in Iraq, where, in this photo, she was serving Christmas communion at the front lines. (Submitted photo)

Jennifer Bowden (Class of 1994) is a Navy chaplain, currently serving with the Coast Guard in New Orleans, La. She also served a tour with the Marines in Iraq, where, in this photo, she was serving Christmas communion at the front lines. (Submitted photo)

MTSU alumnus John Patterson (Class of 1972) was 21 in 1969 and serving in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne in Phu Loi, Vietnam. He served three years and reached the rank of specialist 5th class. (Submitted photo)

MTSU alumnus John Patterson (Class of 1972) was 21 in 1969 and serving in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne in Phu Loi, Vietnam. He served three years and reached the rank of specialist 5th class. (Submitted photo)

From 2006-10, Dravidi Q. Pasha served in the U.S. Air Force with the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 164th Airlift Wing’s logistics readiness squadron, with the rank of airman first class. He is scheduled to graduate from MTSU in 2021. (Submitted photo)

From 2006-10, Dravidi Q. Pasha served in the U.S. Air Force with the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 164th Airlift Wing’s logistics readiness squadron, with the rank of airman first class. He is scheduled to graduate from MTSU in 2021. (Submitted photo)


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