October 11, 2004
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PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT REMAINS TRUE TO
SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY
WHILE SERVING IN ARMY NATIONAL GUARD IN
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Army National
Guardsman Larry D. Vogel, of Slippery Rock, is a Purple Heart
recipient who loves his family, country and Slippery Rock
University. When the former SRU student left Sunday for a second
tour of duty in Iraq, he traveled with a sign of affection for the
university – videotapes of the team’s football
Director Paul Lueken is providing videotapes of the entire
’04 season so Vogel can keep tabs on the team. Vogel came to
campus last week to pick up the first three tapes. His father will
mail the rest.
"It's our pleasure to
be able to provide Rock football game tapes so they can be shared
with our men and women serving our country in Iraq,” Lueken
enjoy watching football,” said Vogel, a member of the New
Castle-based 28th Battalion of the Army National Guard.
“I was going to school here, so it was a great opportunity
for me to watch a local team, especially one I like so
I am definitely
proud of him,” his father, Larry J.Vogel, said.
“We’re just trying to give him and the others all the
support we can to let them know they are appreciated. Slippery Rock
University has been very supportive, and it’s highly
Vogel attended SRU in 2003 and plans
to return after the Army to complete a degree in environmental and
guardsman was activated and sent to Iraq in February. The
artillerist was shot in the hand.
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