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The Fort Knox Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars continued its mission this month in recognizing cadets participating in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs at both high school and college levels. The chapter recognizes cadets in 17 high schools in central and western Kentucky, three at U.S. Department of Defense Schools in Korea, Western Kentucky University, and six to the basic summer camp at Fort Knox.
On April 15, Chapter ROTC Coordinator Retired Lt. Col. Toby Martinez presented Cadet Master Sergeant Roger Ramsey, of Central Hardin High School, with the MOWW medal, ribbon and certificate for leadership and academic excellence in military science.
On May 1, Chapter Adjutant Retired Lt. Col. Alan Winkenhofer presented the MOWW awards to three cadets at his alma mater, Western Kentucky University. The recipients were: first year Cadet Gavin Hill, second year Cadet Joel Rivera, and third year Cadet Nicholas Tucker.
Hardin County can be proud of all of its Junior ROTC graduates since a significant number have been awarded four-year scholarships at local universities. At least fourteen of them have elected to attend Western Kentucky University and their ROTC program.