The Dartmouth Uniformed Service Alumni (DUSA) and DCLA cordially invite you to this dedication ceremony in memory of Pasadena's 11 warrior heroes and in honor of service members and veterans. The afternoon will include a condor flyover, keynote speakers, and patriotic music.
One of the heroes to be honored is Scott Studenmund, a US Army Green Beret KIA June 2014 in Afghanistan. Scott is the brother of Connell '16, son to DCLA & DUSA members Jaynie & Woody P'16, and nephew to Jim Miller '74.
On One of the Keynote Speakers - Green Beret LT Colonel David Diamond:
LT Colonel David Diamond was Scott Studenmund’s Commanding Officer for 1/5 Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft Campbell. He has combat deployed 7 times and has a keen understanding of our Nation's warrior heroes and veterans who have engaged in combat. In September 2016, Diamond was awarded the rarely given "Soldiers Medal" by Senator John McCain and Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning ‘90 for distinguishing himself through heroism at the Boston Marathon bombing. Diamond, who had just completed the marathon, was adjacent to the first blast. He immediately recognized the noise as a bomb, ran toward the injured when the second blast went off less than 50 feet away, and triaged over 20 injured before advanced trauma personnel arrived on the scene. Diamond, like Scott and others in our military, are true American heroes.
On the Enduring Heroes Memorial Sculptor:
Christopher Slatoff, the Enduring Heroes sculptor, is a noted local artist. Chris created a 9-foot bronze statue of a soldier triumphantly brandishing an American flag. The statue, which will be located at the corner where Pasadena's Rose Parade begins in a park called Defenders Park West, is destined to become a Pasadena landmark.
Please join us in Pasadena on Memorial Day as we honor Scott Studenmund and our Pasadena warrior heroes.
You must RSVP online by Friday, May 19, 2017 to reserve a seat. Those who RSVP after May 19th may still attend but will not have a guaranteed seat.