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Scholars & Warriors
April 25, 2014
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The men and women who make us one of the top ‘military friendly’ schools in the U.S.

The Program

By Billy Liggett
Campbell’s ROTC honors and its recent ‘Military Friendly’ and ‘Best for Vets’ accolades have made it an attractive destination for future officers and veterans from all over the U.S. Its strong reputation with the military wasn’t built in a day.

By Billy Liggett
Photos by Lissa Gotwals
A big part of what makes Campbell’s ROTC program a success is the students. Campbell Magazine profiled five of Campbell’s cadets this spring — from young, fresh-out-of-high school students to seasoned war veterans. Their stories are as diverse as the program itself.

By Billy Liggett
Keith Finch ('41), now in his 90s, is one of a dwindling number of World War II veterans still around to tell their tales. Finch showed farm boys how to become fighter pilots during the war, and didn't escape without a few brushes with death himself.

Photos by Lissa Gotwals
On a cold, wet and windy mid-February day, members of Campbell University’s ROTC battalion went deep into the Buies Creek woods to train on the one-rope bridge. The exercise is part of the annual Ranger Challenge, often called the ‘varsity sport’ of Army ROTC. Photographer Lissa Gotwals documented MSgt. Aaron Light and his crew through photos for Campbell Magazine.

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