While the Roger Williams Law community is focused on teaching and learning the law, it is good to take a moment to look outside our institution, indeed outside of our state and nation on this Veterans’ Day to recognize the bravery of armed forces personnel, past and present. A special shout out to Lt. Dan Marusak, who is in the Army National Guard, currently deployed in Afghanistan. I am proud to say that Dan was in my Torts class, and like everyone in the RWU Law community, we salute his sacrifice, far from our idyllic campus. Below is an email from Dan and some pics that serve to remind us of how service members have to endure a very different lifestyle in order to protect ours.
Dear Dean Lalli,
Yesterday I received the care packages that RWU Law sent. Please extend my thanks to the RWU Law community. Often times we receive care packages from organizations and they are filled with junk, like tooth brushes and bottles of hotel shampoo. It was obvious that a lot of care and thought went into packages you sent. I let my guys get at the packages and they ransacked the snacks and goodies pretty quickly, (I was able to grab some good stuff for myself though). It was also great to read the notes from everyone as well.
I hope the semester is going well. I really can't wait to get back. And again, on behalf of my platoon, 2nd PLT D. Co. 1-182 INF, the "Mad Dogs," thank you!
PS. I've attached a couple photos. The second one is a picture of my platoon before a mission (I'm on the far right).