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Photo: Sean Endecott Elliott in 2010

It is our solemn duty ...

... to add his name to our Gold Star Aggies Wall in the Memorial Union during this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony. He is Marine Corps Capt. Sean Endecott Elliott ’09, co-pilot of a KC-130T Hercules plane that crashed last July in Mississippi, killing all aboard: the nine-person crew, plus six other Marines and a Navy corpsman who were en route to California for training. The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24. [ More… ]


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