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URI's ROTC Hall of Fame to induct 15 members

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm •  Published: November 15, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Fifteen individuals are being inducted into the ROTC Hall of Fame at the University of Rhode Island, including the first woman.

The Army ROTC Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday morning.

The honorees include Assistant Dean Emeritus Jane O'Connell Stich and Maj. Gen. Kevin McBride, Rhode Island's adjutant general and head of the Army and Air National Guard. Army 2nd Lt. Joseph Fortin, a 2008 graduate of Roger Williams University who was killed in Iraq, is also being inducted.

The ROTC program involves students from URI, Roger Williams and Salve Regina University.

The ceremony will feature the unveiling of a renovated, more modern Hall of Fame with an interactive TV including pictures and biographies of the inductees and videos of the time periods when they served.