FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2008
MEDIA CONTACT: Cyndi McMahon
Office of College Communications
WENHAM, MA - On Friday, April 18, two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters will touch down on Winter Island in Salem to airlift 25 cadets enrolled in the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) from Gordon College, Salem State College, and Endicott College to Fort Devens in Ayer. Two Black Hawk helicopters will touch down to transport the cadets to military exercises at Fort Devens. The first helicopter will land at 5:05 p.m. with a second landing scheduled for 5:55 p.m.
The Gordon College cadets are members of the Paul Revere ROTC Battalion which also includes cadets from MIT, Wellesley College, Tufts University and Harvard University.
The ROTC cadets from Gordon College scheduled to participate in the military exercise include: Wesley Carter of Highland Falls, N.Y., Daniel Berkowitz of Fresno, Calif., Joshua Broughton of Centreville, Va., Bryce East of Milford, Conn., Benjamin Duncan of North Adams, Jacob Brooks of Loudon, N.H. and John Bradley of Lisle, Ill.
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Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.