I received a very special message today and wanted to share this note from a donor who has asked to remain anonymous:
“George, I have a special request. One of my Wentworth classmates was William E Adams. He was the battalion xo my last year. We were not close but knew each other and had frequent encounters. He was killed in Vietnam and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in which he lost his life. I would like to donate to the 1880 group in his honor. He is buried at Ft. Logan National Cemetary in Denver, CO. His grave is P O 3831. Over the next several months, I will mail checks to total $3831.00 in his name and would ask that he have a membership in his name with that number. It is the least I can do for one of my long time heros.”
Ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to announce that MAJ Bill Adams will be our first posthumous Life Member of the 1880 Society.
WMA has the honor of having two graduates who were awarded the Medal of Honor. Both of them will have exhibits in the museum.
Please join me in thanking our special anonymous donor for this special, selfless and honorable donation. If this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, you have no heart. I am amazed every day by the heartwarming stories this project brings out in our alumni.
Here is more about MAJ Adams:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_E._Adams
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