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UNI ROTC observes Hibbs anniversary

March 3, 2003

Lt. Col. Robert Stavnes, head, Department of Military Science, (319) 273-6220
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

The University of Northern Iowa's ROTC corps of cadets will conducts its annual ceremony in honor of 2nd Lt. Robert J. Hibbs at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, at the base of the Hibbs Memorial between the West Gym and Rod Library.

The ceremony marks the 37th anniversary of Hibbs' death, and recognizes him for receiving the Medal of Honor. Hibbs was a member of the UNI class of 1964 and was killed in action during the Vietnam War. The Hibbs Memorial flag will remain at half-staff for 24 hours following the ceremony. The public may attend.