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Washington and Lee Commemorates Veterans Day

— by on November 11th, 2016

Washington and Lee University solutes its veterans. Front row, l. to r: Bob Shaeffer, Ted Hickman, Daniel R. Rexrode, Buddy Atkins, John DeVogt, Dale Lyle, Nicolas Ramos, Al Carr, Grimes Waybright, Mark Fontenot, Devin White, Annie Cox Tripp, Paul Youngman. Back row, l. to r.: Tom Tinsley, Len Reiss, Laurie Lipscomb, Gabrielle Ongies, Jerry Clark, Mike Young, Andrew Smeltzer, Timothy Keefer, J. David Thompson, William Carpenter, Michael Stinnett-Kassoff, David Garcia.Washington and Lee University solutes its veterans. Front row, l. to r: Bob Shaeffer, Ted Hickman, Daniel R. Rexrode, Buddy Atkins, John DeVogt, Dale Lyle, Nicolas Ramos, Al Carr, Grimes Waybright, Mark Fontenot, Devin White, Annie Cox Tripp, Paul Youngman. Back row, l. to r.: Tom Tinsley, Len Reiss, Laurie Lipscomb, Gabrielle Ongies, Jerry Clark, Mike Young, Andrew Smeltzer, Timothy Keefer, J. David Thompson, William Carpenter, Michael Stinnett-Kassoff, David Garcia.

Washington and Lee University conducted its annual Veterans Day gathering in front of Lee Chapel on Friday, Nov. 11.

Co-organizers Mark Fontenot and Mike Young presided over the ceremony with a prayer, remarks and the introduction of everyone present. Interim Provost Marc Conner offered a short speech of gratitude on behalf of President Ken Ruscio ’76, who was out of town.

The veterans in attendance included current and retired members of the W&L staff and faculty, as well as several students at the W&L School of Law:

Buddy Atkins, Retiree
William Carpenter ’19L
Al Carr, Law School
Jerry Clark, Facilities Management
John DeVogt, Retiree
Mark Fontenot, Facilities Management
David Garcia, USMC
Ted Hickman, Facilities Management
Timothy Keefer, Law School
Laurie Lipscomb, Retiree
Dale Lyle, Facilities Management
Gabrielle Ongies ’18L
Nicolas Ramos ’18L
Len Reiss, Retiree
Daniel R. Rexrode, Public Safety
Bob Shaeffer, Information Technology Services
Andrew Smeltzer ’17L
Michael Stinnett-Kassoff ’19L
David Thompson ’19L
Tom Tinsley, Information Technology Services
Annie Cox Tripp ’17L
Grimes Waybright ’18L
Devin White ’18L
Mike Young, Retiree
Paul Youngman ’87, German