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Austin Peay State University senior Sgt. Mike Krause was featured in an opinion-editorial published Oct. 12, 2006, in the New York Times.

The column, written by Bob Herbert and titled Sacrifice of the Few, focuses on the military and its soldiers, particularly those who have served more than one tour of duty overseas.
Austin Peay State University senior Sgt. Mike Krause was featured in an opinion-editorial published Oct. 12, 2006, in the New York Times.

The column, written by Bob Herbert and titled “Sacrifice of the Few,” focuses on the military and its soldiers, particularly those who have served more than one tour of duty overseas.

Krause served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and was involved in three combat tours -- one in Afghanistan and two yearlong tours in Iraq. He will graduate from Austin Peay in December and his commitment to the military will end in a few months.

Here is an excerpt from the beginning of the column:

Sgt. Mike Krause remembers the time, not too long ago, when he came home on a brief leave from Iraq. He was walking through an airport, in uniform, and other passengers, spotting him, began to applaud.

“It was awesome,” he said. “They were cheering and clapping. It was great. But you know what? I said to myself, ‘That guy's flying to Toledo on a business trip. This lady over here is flying off on vacation. Their lives are normal. But soon I'll be getting on a plane to go back to the most abnormal place on earth.'”


Several Austin Peay faculty members were noted in the Oct. 10, 2006, edition of The Leaf-Chronicle.

Olen Bryant, sculptor and a professor emeritus of art, was named the first recipient of the Arts and Heritage Development Council's Lifetime Contribution to the Arts award. Inga Filippo, associate professor and librarian, and Susan Bryant (no relation to Olen Bryant), a photographer and professor of art, were quoted in the story about Olen Bryant.