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Eric Yates Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Running to Remember

Each year the WKU Army ROTC organizes the Eric Yates Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds from the event benefit the 1LT Eric Yates Memorial Scholarship. Yates, a 2008 WKU graduate from Rineyville, was wounded September 17, 2010, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol in Afghanistan; he died the following day. Yates served in the Army’s 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell.

The event takes place each fall, so be sure to check back for details then. For more information, contact Andrea Greenwood at (270) 745-4293 or visit


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 Last Modified 7/5/17