Central to the mission of Samford University is the promotion of civic responsibility. Over the last 175 years, its alumni have exemplified and embodied this spirit in their service to the nation and to the community. Samford’s public servants and military veterans share tales of sacrifice and valor, of atrocity and hope.

Photo Harold Patton
Harold Patton
"Suddenly, five machine guns with tracer bullets set grass afire around all the boats and everybody ran behind a big castle..." 
Photo Jim Huskey
Jim Huskey
"Then we began hearing gunshots coming in from the west and all these hundreds of thousands of people began running..."