Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Christopher Horsfall, United States Air Force, who received a degree in mathematics from the College of Science in 2006, has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech versus Marshall football game.

The corps Hokie Hero program, started in 2006 by ISP Sports and sponsored by the University Bookstore, honors Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni who are currently deployed. Recipients of this honor are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during the radio broadcast of Virginia Tech football games, on the corps website, on the corps alumni website and in the Corps Review magazine.

Horsfall is currently stationed at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar as a member of 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, United States Air Force. Horsfall is currently the Officer in Charge of the E-8C Joint STARS maintenance unit, providing support to forces in Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM.

From Lake Monticello, Va., this is Horsfall's first combat deployment. He is a Class of 2006 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and was the Regimental Bugler his junior year and Third Battalion Commander during his senior year. Horsfall's father is a 1971 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Horsfall said he would like to send his love to his wife Erin, and parents John and Martha.

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