Hilbert College Criminal Justice student Joseph Browning was named the 2014 Recipient of Hamburg Sunrise Rotary’s Hilbert College Veteran’s Scholarship at the 13th Annual Veterans’ Recognition Dinner on November 8, 2014.
Browning grew up in Angola, NY and joined the United States Army in 2003. He went to Basic Training in Fort Benning, Ga. and was stationed in Fort Wainright, Alaska. Browning was deployed to Mosul, Iraq for 15 months before reenlisting and being moved to Baumholder, Germany. Upon being promoted and placed on security for the Battalion Commander, he was deployed for a second tour in Iraq. Some of Browning’s awards and decorations include: Iraq Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and Combat Infantry Badge.