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It’s Memorial Day weekend, Hokies. From our military family to all families, we wish you safe travels and a good weekend.
Please take a moment to remember those who have given their lives in the service of this great nation, and give thanks to those who continue to protect our freedoms at home and abroad.
Words cannot accurately express our gratitude, but we say “thank you” nonetheless.
Virginia Tech graduate (‘01), alumni of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, and U.S. Marine Corps Capt. David Seth Mitchell, was killed in October 2009 while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan. He is one of many Virginia Tech alumni to make the ultimate sacrifice in the service of this country.
On April 9, 2010, his name was added to the Virginia Tech Ut Prosim Pylon at the War Memorial, which honors Virginia Tech alumni who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect this country.