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UNH Community Mourns Loss of Alum in Afghanistan
December 2, 2010
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DURHAM, N.H. -- Officials at the University of New Hampshire learned today that a member of the Class of 2009 was killed in action in Afghanistan. Scott Milley, of Sudbury, Mass., was a second lieutenant in the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Scott Milley,” said UNH President Mark W. Huddleston. “We are especially proud of and grateful for Lt. Milley’s service to our country – and we are deeply saddened by his premature death, as we are whenever we lose a young member of the UNH family.”

Milley graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. While at UNH he was recognized as the Distinguished Military Graduate in the university’s ROTC program for his academic and military accomplishments. He attended airborne school and served as the executive officer for the battalion. He also played rugby.

Lt. Colonel Paul Webber, professor of military science in the UNH ROTC program, recalled Milley as a committed student and dedicated officer.

“Scott was an exceptional young man,” Webber said. “He was in my first class when I came to the university and after he graduated we had the opportunity to work together for the summer. He was everything we could have asked for in a cadet and his death is such a loss. Scott was the best that our organization represents. His death is a devastating loss to his family, to the Army and to the nation. We are all mourning Scott’s death and our sympathies go out to his friends and family.”

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Media Contact: Erika Mantz | 603-862-1567 | UNH Media Relations