Monday, January 28, 2008
Va Tech student in famous photo sits with Laura Bush tonight
Among the dozen or more special guests sitting with Laura Bush in the First Lady's box at her husband's State of the Union address tonight is Kevin Sterne, the Virginia Tech student featured in one of the most famous and honored news photos of the tragic shootings there last year. Sterne, now 23, who graduated with a double degree in electrical engineering and in media communications, was in Norris Hall on Virginia Tech’s campus on April 16, 2007, when the shooter killing 32 people and then himself. Sterne was shot twice in the right leg while he was in German class, and he saw several of his classmates killed. The photo of Sterne being carried by rescue workers made front pages around the world. He returned to Virginia Tech this fall to pursue a master’s degree in electrical engineering.
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