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Cadets to honor fallen brother

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More than 30 Citadel cadets will run in this year's Cooper River Bridge Run in honor of a fallen brother.

According to the Citadel, Aaron X. Wittman was on his second tour in Afghanistan when he was killed on January 10 when his unit was attacked by small arms fire while on mounted patrol. 

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA.

Wittman's Lima Company classmates created the Aaron Wittman Foundation to support the scholarship and to honor his military service and sacrifice. The foundation's mission is to honor his legacy by enriching the lives of future leaders. His Citadel Ring has also been accepted into the Alumni Band of Gold Program and will be included in the Citadel Class Rings for the Class of 2014 and honor his legacy.

The cadets will be joined by dozens of Wittman's classmates, friends and family at the bridge run to raise money for the scholarship. The first scholarship is slated to be awarded in 2014.

Wittman is The Citadel's 18th alumnus to die in the war on terror and the first war casualty of 2013.

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