Kennesaw State University honors alum killed in Afghanistan

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KSU community to remember business grad First Lt. Jonathan P. Walsh at memorial service  …

Georgia (May 1, 2012)

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 4, 2012) — A memorial service was held today on the Kennesaw State University campus to honor  Army First Lt. Jonathan P. Walsh, a KSU alumnus, who died last week in Afghanistan.
Walsh was a 2008 graduate of the Michael J. Coles College of Business, assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, N.C. Walsh, an infantry platoon leader, died when an improvised explosive device blew up his vehicle, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Family members attended the service, which was organized by Kennesaw State's Veterans Affairs Resource Center. Kennesaw State President Daniel S. Papp and Sen. Johnny Isakson joined faculty, staff and students in expressing their thoughts and condolesences.
Click here to visit the Kennesaw State University Facebook page for video from today's service.


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