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National Roll Call event will benefit wounded soldier

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
  • Donations will be accepted for the family of 21-year-old U.S. Army soldier Alex Hussey, who was severely wounded in Afghanistan.

 

On Monday Nov. 11, Corban University students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to reflect on the dedication and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in the U.S. military.

College campuses across the nation have signed up to participate in the National Roll Call event. Throughout the day, volunteers will read the names of more than 9,000  members of the U.S. military who gave their lives during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This will accompany an opening ceremony at 8 a.m. with Oregon Army National Guard Colonel Kevin Dial and a special Corban Chapel service dedicated these veterans and the university’s many student, faculty and staff veterans. At 11 a.m. that day, every college participating in the National Roll Call is observing a 1-minute moment of silence.

Approximately 40 volunteers are needed to read names in 30-minute segments beginning at 8:30 a.m. and going through 6 p.m. A sign-up sheet is now in Student Life. If you know a veteran, either alive or who has passed away, and would like to honor them during the National Roll Call, you can also add their name at Student Life.

We will also accept financial donations for the family of Alex Hussey, a 21-year-old Army Airborne Ranger from Milwaukie, Ore. who lost both legs and a hand to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan in Aug. 2012. He is Professor of Business Shawn Hussey’s cousin and still going through surgeries and recovery at a military hospital in San Diego. The money will be used to help Alex’s family with expenses related to remodeling their family home for accessibility. Donations are tax deductible and checks can be made to the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation with the name Alex Hussey in the subject line.

For more information, contact Sheldon Traver at straver@corban.edu or call him at 503-507-9953