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UL 9/11 Memorial honors former students killed in attacks

Posted at 9:53 AM, Sep 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-10 20:37:57-04

LAFAYETTE, La. – The UL Lafayette Student Veterans Organization in conjunction with the Ragin' Cajun Veteran Alumni Association and UL Lafayette Veteran Services hosted a virtual memorial, via Facebook Live for the two former students killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Siew-Na Ang (Electrical Engineering, USL, 1988) was killed in the World Trade Center attack.

Robert Hymel (Industrial Engineering, USL, 1969, USAF, Lt. Col, B-52 pilot, Vietnam and Desert Storm, Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross) was killed in the Pentagon attack.

"As time goes by, it's important these people are remembered for the sacrifice they gave that day, and because they were alumni we wanted to make sure we set aside a special event to remember those two specifically," said Ryan Gonzales, Assistant Director of Veteran Services at UL.

The memorial on the Alumni Center grounds, near the intersection of St. Mary Blvd. and Girard Park Dr. It features a limestone shard from the Pentagon wreckage.

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