Sadly, this will be one of the articles that transcends collegiate athletics. The Navy Times is reporting that, for the first time, the name of a woman will be added the collection of fallen Virginia Tech Hokies engraved on the War Memorial Chapel. Such a somber event is never greeted with celebration as it represents the reality of another Hokie falling during the service of the United States.

ENS Sarah Mitchell, Class of 2017VTCC

After earning her degree in biochemistry Sarah Mitchell graduated from VPI in 2017 and was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy. ENS Mitchell was assigned to the Norfolk, VA based guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109). The destroyer is assigned to the USS Harry S.

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