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Honoring Allied VMI Alumni

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Of the hundreds of VMI men who served in WWI, some 30 were the first to volunteer by joining Allied forces before America entered the War. 

Eight were decorated for valor.  They are not included in VMI's Hall of Valor at Marshall Hall.

It is time those eight were honored with inclusion in the Hall of Valor. 

This campaign seeks to raise money to purchase the medals, plaques, and frames for donation to VMI to ensure these men are remembered during the centennial of the War: 

James McKenzie Brown, Distinguished Service Order, Order of the British Empire
     (British Expeditionary Forces Mesopotamia)
Kiffin Rockwell, Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre w/4 palms
     (French Foreign Legion; Lafayette Escadrille)
George Speer, Military Cross
     (Canadian Expeditionary Force)
Donald McRae, Military Cross
     (Canadian Expeditionary Force)
Robert Rhett, Military Cross
     (British Expeditionary Force)
Alexander McClintock, Distinguished Conduct Medal
     (Canadian Expeditionary Force)
Bertrand Owens, Military Medal
     (British Expeditionary Force)
Russell Kelly, Croix de Guerre
     (French Foreign Legion)

If you choose to donate and provide me with your email address, you will be sent a copy of the 84-page e-book, "Virginia Military Institute Alumni in World War I: Stories of Service, Sacrifice, and Valor 1914-1918".  This is a compilation of all the stories I posted throughout the 100-year anniversary of their service.  The book will also be available for purchase through Amazon in both Kindle and print versions.

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