Iowa State Memorial Union

Gold Star Hall Ceremony

Please join us at this year's Gold Star Hall Ceremony at Iowa State University, which will take place on Monday, November 11,2019, at 3:15 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

This important ceremony honors our Iowa State students who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for the freedoms we enjoy. Their names are carved into the limestone walls of Gold Star Hall in the Memorial Union so that we may both remember and honor their service to our country, which merits our deep respect.

Three WWII service members and one Vietnam service member will be honored during this year's ceremony:

John Fuller
Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Years at Iowa State & Major: 1938 - 1941, General Engineering
Military Rank and Division: Captain, Army Airborne
Death Date: 23 December 1944
Death Location: Bastogne, Belgium

Schuyler Wheeler
Hometown: Boone, Iowa
Years at Iowa State & Major: 1939 - 1941, Dairy Industry
Military Rank and Division: Army, Tech Sergeant
Death Date: 15 December 1944
Death Location: Ensdorf, Germany

Meredith Deroy Winter
Hometown: Dysart, Iowa
Years at Iowa State & Major: 1938 - 1943
Military Rank and Division: Pfc., Marines
Death Date: 28 February 1945
Death Location: Iwo Jima

Kenneth Tapscott
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Years at Iowa State & Major: 1963 - 1967, Political Science
Military Rank and Division: Lieutenant, Navy
Death Date: 6 August 1970
Death Location: Song Ong Doc, South Vietnam

We will share photos, memorabilia, and the personal stories of how these Iowa State students became service members. The family and friends of our fallen heroes will be in attendance so that they may see the names of their loved ones forever memorialized in Gold Star Hall. We will also recognize the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. Light refreshments will be available following the ceremony.

Please help honor these fallen Iowa State veterans by planning to attend this ceremony. Remembering and honoring these Iowa State students is a continuation of their service.

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