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Dan Thompson
Earlier today I met with our Corps of Cadets in Wicker Chapel in our President's Convocation to give them my thoughts and congratulations as they neared the finish line of this school year. I wanted to share those remarks with you, to let you know how proud I am of these young men here at […]
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Dan Thompson
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 My mother recently passed away after a wonderful life. My father, who preceded my mother in death, was part of the Greatest Generation and fought in the fiercest battles of […]
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Dan Thompson
Fork Union Academy was founded in 1898 by Dr. William Hatcher, a Baptist minister, as a co-educational school to serve the local community. Shortly thereafter, the school became Fork Union Military Academy, educating young men in a military styled environment. From its onset, Christian values were the foundation of this school, whilst other things were […]
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Dan Thompson
News Type:  President's Blog Date:  Friday, March 4, 2022 Byline:  Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.) "Spring Break" is one of the happiest phrases in the English language. Today as I watched our cadets streaming out of our classrooms, boarding buses to the airport, or jumping in their parents’ cars, I could see the spring […]
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Dan Thompson
News Type:  President's Blog Date:  Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Byline:  Colonel David L. Coggins, USMC (Ret.)   Life is so precious. Years ago in Chippenham Hospital, a young mother gave birth to a baby boy...a baby she was unprepared to raise and care for. Had it been a decade later, that baby might not have […]
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