Lutz honored by Legion Fund for mentoring of Army Special Forces officer
On Oct. 14, 2019, The Legion Fund honored Vice Chancellor for Information Technology John Lutz for his mentoring of the retiring deputy commanding officer of the 5th Group Special Forces (Airborne), the Green Beret unit at Fort Campbell.
Legion Fund representatives Willy Stern (founder), Judge George Paine, Cheryl Carter, and Ruth Trotter presented Vice Chancellor Lutz with a Roman gladius sword replica.
The Legion Fund is a charitable organization made up of prominent Nashvillians that provides support for Green Berets and their families at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Support includes immediate assistance for families, assistance to the wounded, assistance to families of fallen heroes (Gold Star), educational scholarships for soldiers and dependents, medical therapies, team building and mentoring.
Willy Stern, founder of The Legion Fund, noted, “Vice Chancellor Lutz generously gave of his valuable time to assist a transitioning officer who has given so much of his time and effort protecting us all. This civilian support of these brave soldiers reinforces to them how appreciated they are. Vanderbilt has also been a leader in supporting this Green Beret unit, including training its combat medics at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.”