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Higher Education
Texas A&M University
News Release
Friday, September 02, 2011

Texas A&M Students Who Are Veterans To Be Special Guests at Aggie-SMU Game

COLLEGE STATION — Eight Texas A&M University students who served on active duty in the military will attend the Aggie-SMU football game Sunday at Kyle Field as special guests of Interim Chancellor and Vietnam veteran Jay Kimbrough as part of The Texas A&M University System's ongoing Project Military Friendly.

The vet-students, including wounded veterans, represent worldwide deployments ranging from Iraq and Afghanistan to South Korea, Cuba and the Western Pacific. Each veteran and guest will receive complimentary seating and access to the chancellor's box at the stadium. They also will be invited to a pre-game dinner hosted by Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin.

"These vets represent a special part of the student body at A&M and the A&M System. It's a privilege to have them join us on the first game of the season. It sets the tone for the welcome mat we set out for these fine young men and women at all our campuses," said Kimbrough, who was severely wounded as a young Marine in Vietnam and later earned his college degree on the GI Bill.

Student veterans attending as special guests, with branch of service, overseas deployment and specialty, include:

-- Jordan Webster, Army, Iraq, Medic

-- Justin Holloway, Marine Corps, Cuba, Iraq, Infantry

-- Chad Gulseth, Marine Corps, Iraq, Assault Infantry

-- Kevin Engleman, Army, South Korea, Iraq, Infantry

-- Frank Cisneros, Army, Iraq, Combat Engineer, Tillman Military Scholar

-- Jonathan Hartgraves, Army, South Korea, Armor

-- Timothy Judkins, Marine Corps, Okinawa, Logistical Vehicle Systems (Dragon Wagons)




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