The Oklahoma Military Academy operated for more than 50 years (1919-1971) on the grounds of what is now the RSU campus. OMA alumni annually return to the RSU campus each June for its reunion.
Today Mr. Melvin Morris spoke at the OMA Alumni reunion courtesy of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Hosted by Jack Graves and Mark Spaeth.
Here are a few of the activities from this year's reunion:
Among the activities as part of this year’s reunion:
• The Wall That Heals, a ¾-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, that will be at the RSU campus in Claremore until about noon on Sunday. Information about The Wall can be found here: https://www.rsu.edu/community-invited-wall-heals-events/
• Public ceremonies to honor those from the area who were killed in action during Vietnam. Nearly 1,000 Oklahomans are named on The Wall, including 21 OMA cadets who made the ultimate sacrifice during the war.
• Medal of Honor recipient Melvin Morris shared his story during the luncheon. Morris, who is from Okmulgee, is one of 72 living recipients of the nation’s highest military honor. He earned his Medal of Honor for his service during two tours of duty in Vietnam.
More than 400 OMA alumni and family members attended this weekend’s reunion.
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