Georgia College Honors Alex French On Restored Veterans Memorial

United States Army veteran Henry Craig salutes a marker listing Baldwin County service members who died during the Vietnam War.
United States Army veteran Henry Craig salutes a marker listing Baldwin County service members who died during the Vietnam War.

On Veterans Day, the Georgia College Community honored the service and sacrifice of the local men and women who have served in the United States military.

During the ceremony, Georgia College President Steve Dorman paid tribute to Army Staff Sargent Alex French IV, the only Baldwin County service member who has died during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The marker commemorating the sacrifice of Staff Sargent French stands alongside memorials for Baldwin County service members who died in World Wars One and Two, the Korean War and the war in Vietnam. The memorial includes a Flame of Freedom and an inscription of the Prayer for Holy Rest.

Georgia College is the caretaker of the community’s Veterans Memorial.  This year, the College undertook renovations of the old Baldwin County Courthouse, which includes the five markers commemorating the community’s fallen warriors.