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2011 News Releases

Longwood receives American Flag flown in Afghanistan

October 14, 2011

Longwood University junior Chantal Gamble presenting flag to President Patrick Finnegan

A U.S. flag that was flown in a combat mission in Afghanistan in recognition of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was recently presented to Longwood President Patrick Finnegan and will be flown atop Ruffner Hall in recognition of his upcoming inauguration. The flag was presented to Finnegan by Longwood University junior Chantal Gamble on behalf of her godfather, Charles Matthews, a retired member of the United States Marine Corps who is actively serving in Jalalabad, Afghanistan as a firefighter and medic for the Fenty Fire Crash Rescue Department. The flag was sent out during a live mission on Sunday, September 11, 2011 and presented to Longwood on October 3, 2011.