August 22, 2014  

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Army ROTC Receives Medals of Alum Who Died Serving in Vietnam War

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Lt. Col. Joseph Worley, left, professor of military science at The University of Southern Mississippi, accepts one of the medals of Earl D. “Butch” Aull, who graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1964 and completed its Army ROTC program, from Bud Alley, center, and Tom Potter. Aull was killed in the battle of Ia Drang in the Vietnam War.

Lt. Col. Joseph Worley, left, professor of military science at The University of Southern Mississippi, accepts one of the medals of Earl D. “Butch” Aull, who graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1964 and completed its Army ROTC program, from Bud Alley, center,  and Tom Potter. Aull was killed in the Battle of Ia Drang in November of 1965, considered the first major battle of the Vietnam War involving ground forces. Alley, his fellow platoon leader, brought Aull’s Bronze Star Medal of Valor and Purple Heart medals to the Golden Eagle ROTC battalion during a special ceremony held Nov. 16 on the Hattiesburg campus. Potter, a Southern Miss alumnus, helped arrange the event. (University Communications photo by David Tisdale)