VMI identifies cadet who died after collapsing during physical training

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  1. Lawman32RPD

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    Rest in Peace Cadet Sean Duc Hoang- our prayers are with your family - and with your Brother Rats who remember you.
    The following quote is from a Cadet Facebook page "Keydet Life"- it is a nice tribute (picture is of the statue on post by the famous sculptor and VMI Alum Sir Moses Ezekiel: " Virginia Mourning her Dead" )
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    Such a tragic loss for the family and for his Brother Rats. They are strong, they will make Cadet Hoang proud. Our hearts break for the entire VMI Family.

    It cannot be said better than how Keydet Life put it. Brought on the leaky eyes when I read it this morning.
     
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    Photo of ceremony held last night at Taps by the VMI Cadets. Stunning in the emotion it conveys, and the respect and honor that is shown.

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    (Photo credit to Cadet Will Thomas '17)
     
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    Thanks Falcon. That photo has had me in tears several times today. It hurts my heart yet I can seem to stop looking at it.

    Very proud to be a Rat mom and part of the VMI Family.
     
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    Turtle -- I am the same way -- can't stop looking at it.

    I thought about not posting this photo here -- so poignant ... private ... intimate ... but then I decided it needed to be shared.

    Very sad, but also very proud to be a Rat's dad . . .
     
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    Thanks for posting the picture....Prayers Sent...
     
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    Thank you for that photo. A truly honorable family.
     
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    Sad to hear about it, we had a moment of silence for it here at The Citadel
     
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    Thank you. There are just no words.
     
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    Stunning photo--thanks for sharing. RIP, Sean.
     
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    I am very proud to have my country represented by young men like Sean. He and his family represent the very best this country has to offer the rest of the world.

    Let's pray that the US remains a place that continues to welcome folks like his parents.
     
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