U.S. Army Maj. Ryan Strait, a 2008 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a minor in leadership studies, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Notre Dame.

The Hokie Hero program honors corps alumni who are deployed. Recipients are highlighted by Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop during their radio broadcast of Hokie football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review alumni magazine.

Strait is stationed in the Middle East with the 29th Infantry Division’s Aviation Operations. This is his second combat deployment.

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