Virginia Tech Casualty on April 16, 2007
Matthew J. LaPorte
Class of 2005
Matt La Porte, 20, was killed in the nationís deadliest massacre, a shooting rampage at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va., that left 32 dead before the gunman killed himself April 16, 2007.
On April 9, 2015 he was awarded the Airman's Medal. The highest awared for heroism an airman can receive when not directly involved in combat with an armed enemy of the United States. Ms. Kline, LTC Morgan, and CDTs Richards and Wszolek attended the ceremony.
The links below all relate to April 9, 2015.
Photos Taken of the Service and on Campus
Heroism of Air Force cadet
in Virginia Tech massacre is officially recognized - U.S. - Stripes
Long graduate receives posthumous Air Force Airman's Medal for actions during
Virginia Tech shooting - PennLive.com