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University of Iowa News Release

May 30, 2003

EDITORS: Receipt of this release means that one of the honored students is from a hometown in your newspaper's circulation area.

UI Army ROTC Honors Cadets

The University of Iowa Army ROTC, Mighty Hawkeye Battalion, recently honored seven cadets during its annual Dining Out awards banquet held at the Iowa Memorial Union.

The Dining Out activity is a military banquet in which the battalion presents awards to outstanding cadets and recognizes seniors graduating and commissioning into the Army Officer Corps.

The award recipients, listed by hometown, are:


Cedar Falls
Casey Schroeder, of Cedar Falls, who just completed his sophomore year, received the Department of the Army Superior Cadet Award, presented to the outstanding cadet in each year of military science.

Aaron J. Fredenburg, of Davenport, a spring 2003 graduate, received the Reserve Officer's Association Award, recognizing an outstanding cadet in each military science class. Second Lieutenant Fredenburg was commissioned into the infantry on May 17th and served the Hawkeye Battalion as the Cadet Operations Officer during the spring semester. He is currently working for the UI ROTC department as a Goldbar Recruiter.

Tanner Morris, of Keosauqua, a senior who will graduate and receive his commission as a Military Police Officer in December, received the American Veterans (AMVETS) Award, presented to a Military Science Fourth Year student for diligence in the discharge of duties and willingness to serve.

Natalie Tuetken, of Manchester, a sophomore and four-year scholarship student received the Clifford J. Stubbs ROTC Award, honoring the late Mr. Stubbs and presented annually to an outstanding nursing cadet. Mr. Stubbs and his wife are UI graduates and veterans of several foreign wars. Mrs. Stubbs served as a lieutenant in the Nurse Corps during World War II.

Angela Gray, of Maquoketa, a spring 2003 graduate, was recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution with an award presented to the cadet who has earned the distinction of being in the top 25 percent of his or her Military Science Fourth Year class and who best exemplifies the patriotic spirit of ROTC.


Juan M Garcia, of Chicago, a four-year scholarship student majoring in engineering, received the Daughters of the American Colonists Award recognizing the cadet who best displays patriotism while achieving high academic standards.

Francis DeRosa, of Lincolnwood, who just completed his freshman year, was recognized by the American Legion for Scholarship Excellence. The American Legion recognizes those cadets in the top 25 percent of their military science class and who also rank in the top 10 percent of both military science and their academic departments.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 301, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, Writer, 319-384-0009,