Alexander Memorial Sept. 12 in Wait Chapel

A memorial service for TWA crash victim Matthew Alexander will be held 11 a.m. Sept. 12 in Wait Chapel.

University chaplain Ed Christman said that the Wake Forest community is invited to attend the service honoring Alexander, 20, a rising senior and French major from Florence, S.C.

Alexander was among 230 people aboard the New York-to-Paris flight that crashed July 17 off Long Island, N.Y., with no survivors. He had traveled to France to join members of Youth With a Mission of Greater Europe on a missionary trip before beginning a Wake Forest study abroad program in Dijon, France, at the end of August. During this past academic year, Alexander lived in the French house. He was a staff sergeant in the ROTC and held a four-year ROTC Scholarship.

Among the memorials held were services at Fort Bragg and a July 26 service at Florence Baptist Temple attended by about 400 friends and relatives, including about 20 Wake Forest students and some of Alexander’s professors.

ROTC officials laid a wreath July 22 at the Perritt Flag Plaza outside Benson University Center in Alexander’s honor.

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