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Lt. Col. Larry D. Mosley ‘58
USAF (Ret.), of
Pensacola, Fla., served 25 years as an Air Force
chaplain. He served in Thailand/Vietnam,
Germany, Greenland, and England and in
seven stateside assignments, retiring in 1992.
Mosley retired from the North Alabama
Conference of the United Methodist Church
in 2001, and most recently he retired from the
Chaplancy of Azalea Trace retirement community in
Pensacola. He served as president of the board of the Council
on Aging of West Florida and as president of the Board of
Milk and Honey Children’s Outreach ministry. Mosley also
represented the Board of Global Ministries of the UMC in six
countries overseas. He served on a Christian Peacemaker Team
in Hebron, Israel, and recently served on a Habitat for Humanity
team from Pensacola, joining Everest Build II to build 40 homes
for the homeless in Kathmandu, Nepal.
U.S. Army Major Brian Chapuran ‘97
in May from a year-long deployment to Iraq.
He is now assigned to the Pentagon in
Washington, D.C., at the Office of the Judge
Advocate General in the Contract and Fiscal
U.S. Army SPC Ruth A. Hanks ‘10
Greenville, S.C., completed Military Police One
Station Unit Training last spring and reported for assignment
to the 59th Military Police Company in Fort Carson, Colo.
On June 1, she was awarded
an Army Achievement Medal
(AAM) for her selection as
759th Military Police Battalion
Soldier of the Quarter, 3rd
Quarter FY12. Hanks was
awarded a second AAM for her
selection as 89th Military Police
Brigade Soldier of the Quarter,
and a third AAM as 4th Infantry
Division (ID) Soldier of the
Quarter, 4th Quarter FY12. In
January, she was promoted to
corporal. She was deployed to
Afghanistan last month.
Reynold N. Hoover MPPM ’92
Va., was promoted to the rank of major
general in the Alabama Army National
Guard at a September 2012 ceremony. He
into the Army in May
1983 through the U.S.
Military Academy at West
Point and joined the Alabama National
Guard in 1988. Hoover was enrolled in
the college’s MPPM program during the
first Gulf War and interrupted his studies
to deploy there. He wrote a thesis on
“Leadership of an Explosives Ordinance
Disposal Unit” when he returned.
U.S. Navy ENS Bradley G. Robinson ‘10
returned home in July from a seven-month
deployment to the Eastern Mediterranean
and Black Seas. He is stationed aboard
USS VELLA GULF CG72 out of Norfolk, Va.
VELLA GULF is tasked with the ballistic-
missile defense mission of Israel and our
allies. Working towards
qualification as a surface warfare officer,
Robinson qualified as officer of the deck
in late May. He was promoted in February
after being selected to serve as ordinance
officer after serving onboard as the repair
officer. He is the son of Mike Robinson,
director of physical fitness and recreation
and her husband, Will, of Tallapoosa, Ga., are
the focus of the final two chapters
of Gallant Men and Women—
Memories of American Wars
, a 299-page recently published book
written by Danny McCarty of Alabama that pays tribute to 63
military veterans. Both Ruth, who served on the home front in
the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service),
and her husband are military retirees and retired teachers.
Here is just a sampling of Birmingham-Southern alumni who are either serving or have served our country
for liberty and freedom. We thank each of you for your sacrifices!