A Family Tradition

Meg Copenhaver distinguishes herself as a fourth-generation paratrooper.

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While some college students spend their summers working local jobs, others prepare to make a difference on a larger scale - like junior Meg Copenhaver, who spent a portion of her summer jumping out of airplanes.

An Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at CNU, Copenhaver is the first registered fourth-generation paratrooper in the nation. “We traced our military lineage all the way back to the Revolutionary War, so we’ve fought in every single war since the beginning of America,” Copenhaver says. “It’s kind of intimidating.”

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