Echo Taps to be held on April 18 in honor of SGT David Solinas, Jr.

By Saraa Kami, NU Director of Communications

The Norwich University Corps of Cadets and Civilian Community will honor the memory of SGT David Solinas, Jr., during a special Echo Taps service on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 10: 00 p.m. (EST).

David Solinas

The ceremony will include the time-honored playing of Echo Taps by members of the Norwich Bugler Corps, followed by the Norwich University Pipes playing, “Amazing Grace”. The event will be streamed live on the Norwich University Families Facebook page.

SGT Solinas, a Norwich graduate, was on board one of the two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that crashed near Fort Campbell in southern Kentucky during a medical evacuation training exercise on March 29, 2023. All nine service members on the helicopters perished.

Echo Taps is a Corps ceremony meant to show respect for and honor fallen cadets, cadet alumni, or alumni killed in the line of duty. It's a solemn ceremony meant to emulate a military funeral.

For information contact the Office of the Commandant at / 802.485.2135

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

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Saraa Kami
Director of Communications

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AVP Enrollment Services, College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
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