CIU alumnus provides “Final Salute” to military veterans

April 24, 2019

As a military honor guardsman, Columbia International University alumnus Sgt. Troy Angell says he helps provide “a holy moment” at military funerals.

Angell serves with the Michigan Army National Guard as an automated logistical specialist. But he is also an ordained pastor and hospital chaplain in the Jackson, Michigan area. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from the CIU Seminary & School of Ministry in 2013.

Angell’s role as a military honor guardsman caught the attention of the Defense Visual Information Distribution Services (DVIDS). Read more about him in an article by Spc. Samantha Hall of the Michigan National Guard, “The Final Salute: finding happiness in service.”

CIU Chaplaincy Program Director Dr. Mike Langston, says Angell was an “awesome student,” and he is “glad to see him in this role. I'm so proud of him.”

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