Ceremony honoring Gold Star Family Member, Kelly McHugh

MCTP Ceremony in honor of Kelly McHugh

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas – MCTP is hosting a ceremony to honor Kelly McHugh and will present a framed rendition of her story that will be on permanent display in the Col. John M. McHugh Training Center here.

The ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. on August 1, 2013 at the McHugh Training Center here.

Army Col. John M. McHugh, died May 18, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in a suicide car bombing while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Battle Command Training Program, now renamed, Mission Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

His daughter Kelly McHugh, a gold star family member, as since graduated from Kansas State University and is working as a journalist. She wrote a powerful story titled “The reality of being an Army kid” that was originally published in the Kansas City Star on May 14, 2013.

Brig. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, Deputy Commanding General, Combined Arms Center-Training and Col. Edward T. Bohnemann, Mission Command Training Program Commander, will honor Kelly McHugh, daughter of Col. John McHugh.

Media interested in covering the ceremony may contact the MCTP Public Affairs office at 616-920-2559 no later than July 31.

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