Mason Honors Veterans

Posted: November 11, 2013 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: November 12, 2013 at 6:43 am

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All members of the military who are part of the Mason community have been invited to an annual luncheon today, Nov. 11, by the Veterans of George Mason University and the cadets of Mason’s ROTC Patriot Battalion.

The guest speaker is retired Col. Mark D. Troutman, associate director of Mason’s Center for Infrastructure Protection/Homeland Security.

In addition, the Office of Military Services is hosting a free Veterans Day movie marath0n in the Johnson Center Cinema.

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m “Men of Honor” will be shown. It is the story of Carl Brashear, the first African American and first amputee U.S. Navy diver, and the man who trained him.

From 2:15 to 4:15 .p.m: “Taking Chance” will be shown. Based on real-life events,  the story is about Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, PhD Economics ’11, a volunteer military escort officer who accompanies the body of 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Katie Fox, 703- 993-1316,

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