Mason Community Veterans Honored at Luncheon

Posted: November 12, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Office of the President and Board of Visitors Rector Ernst Volgenau hosted a luncheon on Nov. 11 to honor members of the Mason community — students, faculty and staff members — who have served their country in the military.

Volgenau, chairman of SRA International Inc. and retired U.S. Air Force colonel, delivered a commemorative address and read the names of known Mason-affiliated active duty military and retired veterans who died during the past year.

Veterans Day luncheon
Mason-affiliated veterans were honored at a Veterans Day luncheon on Nov. 11. At center in uniform is Sgt. 1st Class Lorenzo Gibbs, training NCO for the Army ROTC program, and seated is Lt. Margie Martin, BSN ’08.
Photo by Evan Cantwell

Below are the names of the deceased, their branch of service and their Mason affiliation.

J. Scott Bailey, Army; BS Decision Sciences and MIS ’97

Stuart W. Birch, Army; BS Business Administration ’83

Thomas J. Brown, Active Duty Army; BA Government and International Politics ’04

Ronald Burton, Air Force; BIS ’06

Patricia M. Cain, Air Force; BA English ’70

Clyde S. DeLong Jr., Marine Corps; MEd Education Admin/Supervision ’74

James V. Fare, Marine Corps; Certificate, Education (Community College) ’92

Peter B. Farrell, Army; JD ’85

Charles A. Fink, Army, Army National Guard; attended

Arthur D. Fisher, Air Force; BS Biology ’79

John C. Johnston, Navy and Air Force; BS Early Education ’76

Robert K. Johnstone, Marine Corps; attended

Mark E. LeTourneau, Air Force; BIS ’91

Richard A. Lukshaw, Army; attended

Joseph H. March, Army and Virginia Army National Guard; BA History ’94

Walter E. Masterson III, Navy; head baseball coach, 1980-81

Claude “Arnie” Quirion, Air National Guard; Executive Director, Mason Techventure Partnership

Norman L. Rappaport, Army; continuing education teacher

Rick A. Rude, Army; JD ’76

Tim O. Schell, Army; attended

Anthony H. Wallace, Army; adjunct professor, public policy; former PhD student

Bruce S. Walton, Army; attended

Donald A. Weadon Jr., Navy; adjunct professor, foreign trade law

Walter T. Whippen, Marine Corps; graduated

Sonja C. Wilster, Navy; attended

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