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Vets in the News

In the news:

Heroes of fiery 405 truck crash included rescuers from UCLA

Six members of the UCLA Army ROTC staff helped rescue trapped motorists in a fiery crash on the 405 freeway.

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Lt. Col. Shannon Stambersky, Maj. Steve Kwon. Rear, SFC Rhu Maggio, Romeo Miguel, Victoria Sanelli were honored in a ceremony where Major General John R. Evans,  Commanding General, United States Army Cadet Command presented honors to Majors Steve Kwon, Tyrone Vargas, Mr. Romeo Miguel and staff member Vicki Sanelli for their courage in making the rescue.

Remembering UCLA Alumni who died serving in WWII

By 1945, the UCLA Alumni Association had tallied 5,702 Bruins involved in the war.  To view the presentation by Bill Beigel, click here.  For the full video, click here.

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Decorated U.S. Navy veteran and UCLA Veterans Network (“VetNet”) honorary board member, as well as UCLA Alumni Association board member, D’Artagnan Scorza ’07, Ph.D. ’13, was the featured speaker at the annual Student Veterans end of the year ceremony, celebrating this year’s graduates. Held on Friday, May 19th at the J.D. Morgan Hall of Fame Press Room, the student veterans were recognized for their achievements and received their veteran’s honor cord to wear at graduation, as well as a commemorative challenge coin from the UCLA Veteran Resource Center.