The Hall of Heroes Project

Throughout the institution's history, many Stout students and staff have died in military service to the United States. This site provides a list of those known people, along with brief biographies. Included are people who died as a result of combat, disease or accident while serving in the military during times of war or crisis.

It is hoped that the list is complete. If anyone knows of other such heroes, or if you can provide added details to any of these biographies (such as service branch, rank, circumstances of the death, and awards/decorations received) please contact the University Archives at or complete and submit our information form

The Hall of Heroes Project Committee has developed an installation at the Memorial Student Center, which is named for these fallen heroes. Learn more.


MSC Dedication Plaque


Scholarships: Show Your Support

Scholarships have been established to honor two men in the Hall of Heroes — John Leon Abrams and Paul Derby — who lost their lives serving in the Vietnam conflict. Learn more.

If you would like to help honor a classmate or faculty member in the Hall of Heroes, you may make a financial contribution through the Stout University Foundation. Donate via our secure online form. 





First Lt. Marvin Thompson

Library Blocks