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1st Lt. William “Blake” Pickel, an MTSU ROTC alumnus, active duty soldier, combat veteran and Cleveland, Tennessee native, passed away Sunday at Fort Rucker, Alabama, after “symptoms during a training event,” according to a press release from Fort Rucker’s Public Affairs Office. Fort Rucker officials were alerted around 8:30 p.m. that Pickel had been transported …

Photo and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer Students, faculty and Murfreesboro residents gathered early Tuesday morning for MTSU’s fourth annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial outside of the Tom H. Jackson building on campus. The ceremony marks the 17th anniversary of a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks in the United …