Veterans Day 2011

November 11, 2011


Did you know that, when Stonehill opened in 1948, many of the 134 men who made up the College's first class were veterans?

While there are no exact figures, possibly one third of our first class of students were veterans who attended college on the G.I. Bill, which provided college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans.

Today, our records indicate that we have more than 40 alumni currently engaged in military service.

In addition, the College has an active ROTC program.

To read a variety of stories written in recent years about Stonehil's service men and women as well as the ROTC program, visit here.

Pictured above is Lt. William Murphy '63, who served his country with distinction while in Vietnam. On October 5, 1965, while on a mission, he was killed when his unit was ambushed.

 

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