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Here is a sampling of stories written in recent years that honor our veterans and the service they've given to our country.
Tributes to Our Veterans
- The University of Washington awarded its second Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award to Mr. Charles Matthaei, '43. Read about his philanthropy, civic activism and passionate advocacy.
- The University of Washington awarded its first Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award in 2012 to Herb M. Bridge, '47, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral retired. Read about his contributions to the community and the award.
- An award-winning freelance broadcast war correspondent pays tribute to a friend, alum, and Medal of Honor winner.
- The University of Washington dedicated in 2009 its Medal of Honor Memorial and recognized eight alumni recipients. Read about the dedication (and learn about the effort that made the memorial a reality).
- A UW alum and veteran wrote a touching Letter to the Editor in the March 2008 issue of Columns.
- This Columns story profiles a UW alum, Medal of Honor winner, and best-selling author.
- Hiro Nishimura, '48, was forced to leave his studies for the bleak barracks of internment camps in 1942. Nishimura went on to win the Medal of Honor. Read more about his life and heroism.
- Emanuel "Sonny" Marks, '50, went ashore at Utah Beach on D-Day – June 6, 1944. Read about his experiences and how he earned the Bronze Star.
- Luis Sinco, '82, took one of the iconic photos of the war in Iraq. Read more about Sinco and the "Marlboro Marine."
- Army 2nd Lt. Robert Ronald Leisy, '68, died in Vietnam during a firefight. But the political science graduate's words lived on through his letters. Read excerpts from Leisy's letters, and learn more about his life.
- Visit numerous sites on the UW Seattle campus where we remember our veterans, including Memorial Way, the Spanish Civil War Monument, and World War II Memorial.
- UW Tacoma was named one of the best places in the country for veterans and active-duty service members to get an education, according to the 2012 Military Friendly Schools list released by G.I. Jobs.