West Virginia Universitys Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Lambda Omicron Chapter, will ring the bell from the armored cruiser USS West Virginia at noon Friday, Aug. 29, in remembrance of Bradley Smollinger.
Smollinger, of Morgantown and formerly of Greensburg, Pa., died April 25 in Kingwood at the age of 26. He was a junior in WVU s landscape architecture program.
Family, friends and members of the University community are welcome to attend the service at Oglebay Plaza. Individuals who would like to speak should contact Alpha Phi Omega at 293-3071 or Cody Ford, bell-ringing coordinator, at 292-4270 or 293-2100.
WVU has officially recognized the fraternitys student memorial bell service tradition. The bell, commissioned in 1905, is near the mast from the battleship USS West Virginia in front of Oglebay Hall. It was dedicated Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Day), 1967.