U.S. Army Capt. Cody Rush and his brother, 1st Lt. Forrest Rush, were selected as the Hokie Heroes for Sunday's football game against West Virginia.
Cody Rush graduated from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets in 2011 and earned a degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. He is deployed to Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Forrest Rush graduated from the Corps of Cadets in 2014 and earned a degree in business from the Pamplin College of Business. He is deployed to Kuwait with the 1st Cavalry Division in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Spartan Shield.
Both are originally from Christiansburg, Virginia.
The Hokie Hero program honors corps alumni who are deployed. Recipients are highlighted by Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop during their radio broadcast of Hokie football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review magazine.