The University of Alabama

VMA Honors Fallen Soldiers, Wounded Warriors

The wreath, provided by the UA Alumni Association, honors UA military alumni who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The wreath, provided by the UA Alumni Association, honors UA military alumni who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

David Blair, director of UA’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (VMA); Jason Sellars, VMA veterans program and benefit coordinator; Dr. Lowell Davis, assistant dean of students; and Jordan Carpenter, UA senior and Campus Veterans Association president, traveled to Washington, D.C. in February to honor soldiers wounded and killed in the line of duty.

The group carried UA gear donated by the UA Supply Store and members of the UA family to present to soldiers in Walter Reed Hospital’s Wounded Warrior Facility in Bethesda, Md. They also attended a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

“The visit to the Walter Reed facility was an opportunity for The University of Alabama to honor the nation’s wounded warriors and hopefully have them cheering in the Bryant-Denny student section in the near future,” said Blair.

Pictured left to right: Lt. Col. Joseph Scott, Army advisor, National Security Agency; Capt. Ritland, Wounded Warrior Rehabilitation Facility officer; Kevin McCall, UA alumnus and vice president of Larson Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.; Blair; Carpenter; Sellars; and Davis.

Pictured left to right: LTC Joseph Scott, U.S. Army; Capt. Ritland, Wounded Warrior Rehabilitation Facility officer; Kevin McCall, UA alumnus and vice president of Larson Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.; Blair; Carpenter; Sellars; and Davis.

The UA group joined U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell and UA alumni for the wreath laying.  Pictured left to right: Davis; Kevin McCall, UA alumnus and vice president of Larson Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.; Jennifer Greene, UA student and MSW intern at Walter Reed; Jamie Key, UA student and MSW intern at Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria, Va.; Carpenter; Sellars; Blair; and Lt. Col. Joseph Scott, Army advisor, National Security Agency.

The UA group joined U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell and UA alumni for the wreath laying. Pictured left to right: Davis; Kevin McCall, UA alumnus and vice president of Larson Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.; Jennifer Greene, UA student and MSW intern at Walter Reed; Jamie Key, UA student and MSW intern at Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria, Va.; Carpenter; Sellars; Blair; and LTC Joseph Scott, U.S. Army.