College of Health, Education and Human Development

Clemson flag flies high above Iraq

A autographed Clemson flag was presented to Sgt. Freddy Wojtowski last month by Jack Leggett, Clemson Baseball coach, Dr. Brett Wright, PRTM department chair and former National Park Service Director, Fran Mainella.  The flag was autographed by Leggett, Dabo Swinney and Brad Brownell.A autographed Clemson flag was recently presented to Sgt. Freddy Wojtowski by Jack Leggett, Clemson Baseball coach, Dr. Brett Wright, PRTM department chair and former National Park Service director, Fran Mainella.  The flag was autographed by Leggett, Dabo Swinney and Brad Brownell.

Wojtowski is a Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Masters Student and a Army Reservist that has been stationed in Al Asad,  Iraq for the past 125 + days.  He is scheduled to come home to Greenwood in June 2011.  Sara, Wojtowski’s wife mailed him the flag and he received it just in time to celebrate Veterans Day.  SGT. Wojtowski arranged for a photo to be taken saluting the US and Clemson flags. 

In an email, he wrote, “Just wanted to say thank you so much for the gesture.  The flag here was a HUGE hit and a giant morale booster.  This was a great end to our Veterans Day celebrations here on Al Asad. There just aren’t enough words to express just how great this is.”  He also wrote that none of the men (other than himself) have attended Clemson University, but all are lifelong Clemson fans.  “We get up at 2am to watch Clemson games and cheer on our Tigers.  Thank you again for all of your support.  You have no idea just how much something like this means to us here,”  wrote SGT Wojtkowski.