Life as a Hawk

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Will McPherson ’06 Marine Corps Commissioning

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On November 23rd, 2010, Will McPherson ’06 was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.

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Will contacted Pat Collins, Director of Alumni, to ask if he could have his commissioning ceremony at Xaverian.Will invited friends and family to attend the ceremony.

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When asked why he chose Xaverian, Will said he wanted to have it with people who meant so much to him, at a place that meant so much to him.

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The Commissioning Officer was another Xaverian grad, Captain John Burke ’99

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“Xaverian had such an impact on me that I can’t think of another place I’d like to start this next step in my life.” – Will McPherson ’06

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One thought on “Will McPherson ’06 Marine Corps Commissioning

  1. Thanks for keeping us updated with content like this. It means a lot, especially since I’m not in the area anymore.

    Congrats to Will and thanks to John for commissioning him. I remember John from a class behind me. Crazy seeing him with all those medals!

    Jon Thomas
    ’98

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