Duke students support troops

13 Dec 2006 | Lance Cpl. Patrick M. Fleischman

Remembering the troops during the holiday season can be lost in shopping and dinners, but one group has gone out of their way to show their support.

Students from Duke University, N.C., delivered a poster, signed by hundreds of Duke students, to Col. Adele E. Hodges, commanding officer of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Dec. 13.

The poster was presented by Steven Miller, a senor, Jamie Deal, and David Bitner, a freshman, which are all members of the Duke Conservative Union.

“We wanted to show how much the students from Duke support their troops,” said Miller.

Covered edge to edge with names except for two blocks, which in block letters spells out ‘God Bless Our Troops’ and ‘From the students of Duke University to the brave and selfless warriors of Camp Lejeune who defend us against our enemies and keep our nation safe, secure and free. You have and will always have our deepest gratitude and undying support. You are our heroes.’