Medal of Honor Recipient Honored

Universities throughout the country hosted ceremonies over the weekend to commenorate its graduates and the University of Northern Iowa was no exception. 

The Spring 2014 ceremony was held on Saturday, May 10 in Cedar Falls. The ceremony recognized those receiving their degrees and special awards. In addition, a special individual was honored as well. Marking his 50-year reunion, 2nd Lt. Robert J Hibbs was honored at the ceremony.

Lt. Hibbs was a 1964 UNI graduate and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1967 for his actions in the Vietnam War. He is the universities only Medal of Honor recipient. 

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