Lance P. Sijan
Class of 1959
He was probably known to everyone who attended school with him - he played "The King in The King" and I and also had the lead in "Around the World In 80 Days. He was on the State Champion football team of 1959 and those graduates of Bay View who stayed in Milwaukee are probably aware of his posthumous Medal of Honor. Those who moved away from Milwaukee might not know about his incredible story of valor and self sacrifice. This Wall of Fame offers an excellent way to relate Lane's story to his classmates and the nation.
You may learn more about Lance Sijan by visiting these links, http://www.af.mil/news/airman/0196/sijan.htm
or simply search on his name on the internet.
Lance Sijan was is a credit to your community - to your High School - and to our nation.
USAF Lance P. Sijan Award. Sijan's heroism and courage brought him a number of posthumous honors. The Air Force created the Lance P. Sijan Award, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated the highest qualities of leadership in their jobs and in their lives. It has become one of the U.S. Air Force's most prestigious awards.
Sijan Hall, US Air Force Academy. Because Sijan was the first graduate of the United States Air Force Academy to be awarded the Medal of Honor, a cadet dormitory, Sijan Hall was named after him. The dormitory was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1976. As part of their training, all fourth-class (freshman) cadets at the Air Force Academy are expected to learn Sijan's story.
Mall of Heroes, USAF Academy. In the fall of 2009 a life size bronze statue of Lance Sijan will be installed at academy's new Mall of Heroes where Sijan and two other graduates will be the first graduates honored in sculpture at the academy.
Note: The Document of Proof submitted is from an offrical USAF website at: http://www.af.mil/news/airman/0196/sijan.htm
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