U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Gaines, a 2014 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 Middle Tennessee. The game was also Military Appreciation Day in Lane Stadium, part of the annual Corps Reunion.

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.

Gaines is deployed to Eastern Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. He serves as the commander of Able Company, 3rd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. This is his fourth operational deployment.

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