Remembering Robert Schlegel, James Gadiel

Schlegel, left, and Gadiel

Schlegel, left, and Gadiel

On this eighth anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks members of the Washington and Lee family can pay tribute to Commander Robert Allan Schlegel, a 1985 alumnus of W&L who was killed at the Pentagon, and James Andrew Gadiel, a 2000 alumnus who was killed in the World Trade Center, by signing the guest book on Legacy.com. The guest book for Rob is at this link. The guest book for James is at this link. Last year the University announced an expansion of the Schlegel Prize for International Studies. In memory of the 9/11 events, the University held a brief ceremony today in front of Lee Chapel. Sponsored by Young America’s Foundation. College Republicans and Democrats, 3,000 flags are on display in front of the Colonnade. W&L junior Clark Simcoe played “Taps” and Burr Datz, director of Leadership Development and coordinator of religious campus activities, closed with this prayer.

1 Response to “Remembering Robert Schlegel, James Gadiel”


  1. 1 Scott Parson September 12, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Thank you for this remembrance. It encourages me that the School to which we’ve sent our son honors the memories of her alums in such a way, while reminding us that the cataclysmic events of history touch real people and families. May God bless and sustain the families of Robert and James, on that memorial day and beyond.

    Best regards,

    Scott P.


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