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WSU Veterans’ sacrifices to be remembered

PULLMAN  – A Veterans Day ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, on the Pullman campus of Washington State University to recognize the service of all veterans, and specifically the sacrifices of three members of the military from WSU who have been killed in the war in Iraq.

A procession will gather on Terrell Mall at 10:45 a.m. and will walk to the Veterans Memorial, where the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

The Veterans Memorial is located on the knoll across from Thompson Hall between Administrative Way and Bryan Hall.

Captain James Shull was killed in Baghdad in the accidental shooting in November, 2003. Shull graduated from WSU in 1995.

Sergeant Damien Ficek, a WSU student serving with the Army National Guard, was killed while on patrol in Baghdad in December 2004.

First Lieutenant Jaime (Krausse) Campbell, who graduated from WSU in 2002, died when the BlackHawk helicopter she was flying went down in northern Iraq in January 2006.

Their names will be added to the Veterans Memorial. A plaque commemorating the military sacrifices in the Global War on Terrorism will also be unveiled.

The ceremony will include a color guard and a fly-over by the Idaho National Guard. Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson, Ben Gettings, commander of the Spokane Order of the Purple Heart, and Jason Farmer, WSU student and Iraqi veteran, will be among the speakers.

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