Wayne State starts `Wounded Warriors' scholarship

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Wayne State University is announcing a new scholarship named for a U.S. Army veteran who lost both legs in the Iraq war.

The school's College of Engineering and Urban Science says Col.
Gregory Gadson and others will release details about the endowed
scholarship on Thursday morning.

Gadson holds three Bronze Star awards and a Purple Heart. He was severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007, losing his
legs and normal use of his right arm.

The program will be called the Col. Gregory Gadson Scholarship
for Wounded Warriors.

The scholarship's first recipient will be on hand for the 10:30
a.m. announcement, as will Urban Science chief executive and Wayne
State alumnus Jim Anderson, and Wayne State engineering dean
Farshad Fotouhi.

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