Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Col. Tom Lantzy, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in forestry and wildlife from the College of Natural Resources and Environment in 1986 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech versus Duke 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.

Lantzy is currently stationed at New Kabul Compound, Afghanistan, as a member of the 335th Signal Command, U.S. Army. He serves as the director of communications infrastructure commercialization in support of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan and this is his fourth combat deployment.

Lantzy is originally from Big Flats, N.Y., and currently lives in the Atlanta, Ga. He is a Class of 1986 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and a proud alumnus of F-Company and the Skipper Crew. Lantzy says he would like to send his love to his wife, Sharon, a 1987 Virginia Tech graduate, whose tireless support through the years have made his service possible; she is the true hero.

Below are the previous Hokie Heroes from the 2010-2011 season.