Statement from University President Steven Knapp on the passing of Gen. John Shalikashvili

John Shalikashvili
July 23, 2011



It is with deep sadness that I address you once again this weekend to report the passing of a distinguished alumnus of the George Washington University. General John Shalikashvili, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, former Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, died this morning in Tacoma, Washington. General Shalikashvili received a masters degree from the Elliott School of International Affairs in 1970 and an honorary doctoral degree from the university in 2004. An open memorial service will be held on August 6 at the Tacoma Convention Center. A funeral will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Candace Smith - (202) 994-3566 - [email protected]
Jill Sankey - 202-994-6466 - [email protected]

 

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