Texas Tech named Purple Heart UniversityTexas Tech named Purple Heart Universityhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=44012014-04-17T10:53:00Z2014-04-16T00:00:00Z

LUBBOCK - The Military Order of the Purple Heart has designated Texas Tech as the first Purple Heart University in Texas for the university’s support and recognition of the military.

“As one of only three universities in the nation with this designation, Texas Tech has a long history of appreciation and support for active duty military, veterans and their families, and is grateful to serve these brave heroes who have made tremendous sacrifices for our country,” said Chancellor Kent Hance

Tech organized the largest gathering of Purple Heart recipients during the Lone Survivor-themed football game, participated in the National Day of Remembrance Roll Call and provided service to wounded warriors through Military and Veterans Programs, Student Disability Services and the Veterans Administration.

“At Texas Tech, we work diligently to ensure our veterans, current military personnel and their families are afforded the opportunity to extend their education,” said Tech President M. Duane Nellis.

Recipients of the Purple Heart have either been wounded by an instrument of war by an enemy or posthumously been awarded to those killed in action or died by wounds from an enemy force.

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