Capt. James Turbyfill and 1st Lt. Matthew Oermann named North Carolina game Hokie Heroes
U.S. Army Capt. James Turbyfill and U.S. Army National Guard 1st Lt. Matthew Oermann were selected as the Hokie Heroes for Saturday's football game against North Carolina.
The Hokie Hero program honors corps alumni who are deployed. Recipients are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during their radio broadcast of Hokie football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review alumni magazine.
Turbyfill graduated from the Corps of Cadets and earned his degree in finance from Pamplin College of Business in 2016. He is currently deployed in Iraq, where he serves as an intelligence officer in support of Operation Inherent Resolve with the 1st Brigade Combat Team in the 10th Mountain Division. During his time as a cadet, Turbyfill served on Skipper Crew.
A 2016 corps graduate, Oermann is deployed to Iraq with the counter rocket, artillery, and mortar group from the 111th Field Artillery Regiment based in Norfolk. He earned his degree in applied economic management from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2017 and while in the Corps of Cadets was a member of Charlie and India companies.