The Williams hompage is now reporting the news on Nate Krissoff’s death. The link reads “Nate Krissoff ’03 killed in Iraq”. Although this is a small point, better that it were “1STLT Krissoff, USMC ’03 KIA”. Every Marine killed in action wants his branch of service made clear. Krissoff’s identity as a Marine is more important than the particular country in which he died. His rank should be included as well.

This may seem a quibble. Certainly the needs of the College, in terms of identifying Nate’s class, are important. The webpage design limits the number of characters available. Yet there is no doubt in my mind that Nate would want the four letters “USMC” included somehow.

I will make this suggestion to the College. Will they listen?

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