Texas Tech Celebrates Veterans Day

On this special day, we look back at some of our past stories about Red Raider veterans.

Today (Nov. 11) is Veterans Day, a U.S. holiday honoring those who have served in armed service.

Texas Tech is committed to honoring those brave Americans, several Red Raiders among them.

Darryn Andrews

Darryn and his twin brother enjoyed their college experience together at Texas Tech. Both were members of the FIJI fraternity and played intramural sports. After graduating with a degree in international business, Darryn still had the military on his mind.

He died a hero, during his second tour in Afghanistan. Read More >>

-John W. Davis

Jack Bennett

Jack Bennett first came to Texas Tech University in the fall of 1942. He hoped to play a little football and earn an agriculture degree before he was drafted. Two years later, he was among the troops that invaded Normandy on D-Day.

Bennett recently was honored for his service by the French government as a Knight of the French Legion of Honor and also received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from Chancellor Kent Hance and the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents. Read More>>

-John W. Davis

Ron Milam

A Texas Tech historian has been named by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to join the advisory committee for The Education Center at The Wall, a learning facility planned for construction on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans and Lincoln Memorials.

Ron Milam, associate professor of history, Vietnam veteran and author will serve on the 10-member committee. Read More>>

-John W. Davis

Chris Trobridge

Interest in aerospace runs deep in Chris Trobridge’s family. His grandfather was a World War II flight engineer on the B-24 Liberator bomber of the Pacific Theater. Trobridge’s father also worked in the aviation industry.

So when the Texas Tech University doctoral candidate had the opportunity to join Midland’s American Airpower Heritage Museum, affiliated with the Commemorative Air Force, Trobridge knew it was something he wanted to do. Read More>>

-Megan Ketterer

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