On September 23, 2017, three brothers initiated at Epsilon Gamma Chapter, Saint Paul’s College (SPC), Lawrenceville, VA were inducted into the Virginia State University (VSU) Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) Hall of Fame. Brothers Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Arnold Pleasant (Spr ’82), Colonel (Ret) Lawrence Silas (Fall ’82), and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Rossie Johnson (Spr ’85) were part of the 2017 class representing the initial inductees from SPC. For 70 years, the VSU ROTC program has had a rich history of producing highly trained Second Lieutenants to serve as officers and leaders in the United States Army. For several decades, VSU extended its ROTC program to students attending SPC. This historic and pivotal moment marked the first time graduates from SPC were bestowed the VSU ROTC Hall of Fame honor and marked a significant and prestigious moment in the program’s lineage and history. The brothers were extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to receive this most outstanding honor!
Courtesy of Bro. Norm Senior
Assistant Editor of the Oracle