Decorated Vietnam Veteran to Speak at Pre-Memorial Day Event
Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 19, 2011) -- Honoring individuals who gave their lives in service to this country, the University of Central Missouri will host a Pre-Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 at the UCM Alumni Memorial Chapel.
This special event, which is open to the public, features remarks by guest speaker Charles “Lynn” Lowder. He is a former trial attorney, corporate executive and decorated U.S. Marine, whose experiences as a Vietnam combat veteran have been profiled in two books, First Force Recon Company: Sunrise at Midnight by Bill Peters and Inside Force Recon: Recon Marines in Vietnam by Michael Lee Lanning and Ray W. Stubbe.
Additional remarks will be provided by UCM PresidentCharles Ambrose; Brig. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm, commander, 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base; Missouri State Senator David Pearce, 31st District; and Missouri State Representative Denny Hoskins, 121st District. A reception follows in the Earl A. Webb, Sr. Study inside the chapel.
The event is sponsored by the UCM Offices of Military and Veteran Services, Community Engagement, and Enrollment Management.