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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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Charles F. Thomas IV

Captain

WKU Class of 1968

Deceased April 1971

Killed in action in the Republic of Vietnam

He was a member of the 3/319 Field Artillery assigned to the 173d Airborne Brigade

At the time of his death he was an artillery liaison officer with an infantry battalion in the brigade

His compound came under a mortar attack during the night and CPT Thomas left the relative security of his hooch and raced across an open area of the compound to rally the troops and organize his howitzers into firing counterbattery fires Just short of reaching his guns he was mortally wounded by enemy mortar round

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