The Big Story: February 19, 2018

Florida State University unveiled a new memorial in honor of U.S. Navy war hero Scott Speicher, a 1980 FSU alumnus.
Members of the Speicher family gather with the FSU Men's and Women's Tennis teams for the unveiling of a memorial honoring U.S. Navy war hero Scott Speicher, a 1980 business administration graduate of Florida State. (FSU Photography Services)

The spirit of Scott Speicher, an FSU alumnus celebrated as a true American hero, is alive and well on the campus of Florida State University. FSU President John Thrasher joined members of Speicher’s family Friday to unveil a new memorial honoring the U.S. Navy pilot whose fighter jet was shot down on the first night of the Iraq War in 1991.

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