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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Nicholas Williams named Georgia Tech game Hokie Hero

November 5, 2010

1st. Lt Nicholas Williams, U.S. Army, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2008
1st. Lt Nicholas Williams, U.S. Army, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2008

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st. Lt Nicholas Williams, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2008 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech versus Georgia Tech game.

The corps Hokie Hero program started in 2006 by ISP Sports and sponsored by the University Bookstore, honors Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni who are currently deployed. Recipients of this honor are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during the radio broadcast of Virginia Tech football games, on the corps website, on the corps alumni website and in the Corps Review magazine.

Williams is currently stationed at Forward Operating Base Wilson in Afghanistan, and is a Class of 2008 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. He is from Poquoson, Va., and is currently serving as a rifle platoon leader during his first combat deployment. 

Williams says he would like to dedicate this recognition to the families of 1st. Lt Eric Yates, Staff Sgt. Jaime Newman, and Spc. Pedro Maldanado, true heroes that recently gave their lives for our country. He says he sends his love, hugs, and kisses to his wife Kelly, a shout out to the 757, and his love to his family and thanks for all the support.

Below are the previous Hokie Heroes from the 2010-11 season.

  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Cmdr. Jeff Woods, U.S. Navy Reserve, who earned a degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business in 1989,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Lt. Col. Steven Carter, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 1989,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Maj. Dave Sadlier, U.S. Marine Corps, who earned a degree in psychology from the College of Science in 1995,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus retired Col. James Tom Roberts, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in business administration from the Pamplin College of Business in 1962,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Timothy Owens, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in political science and a minor in international studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences as well as a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2004,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Daniel Richardson, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in industrial and systems engineering from the College of Engineering and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2004,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumna Special Agent Christina Royal, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in sociology from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2006, and
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Col. Tom Lantzy, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in forestry and wildlife from the College of Natural Resources and Environment in 1986

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