Scot Walker '90 October 9, 2017 10:10 AM updated: October 10, 2017 2:36 PM
Dave Eubank '83, who gained worldwide attention after a video of him rescuing a young Iraqi girl went viral, was a guest at the All-Aggie Tailgate before the Alabama game on Oct. 7.
Eubank visited the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center with his family, including his wife, children and parents. His father, Allan, is also a former student, from the Class of 1950.
Porter S. Garner III '79, President and CEO of The Association of Former Students, presented Eubank with a Core Value Coin, a small but rare gift created to recognize Aggies who live and reflect the core values of Texas A&M. The coin bears the emblems of Texas A&M and The Association.
Eubank was also recognized on Kyle Field before the game.
Eubank is a 1983 political science graduate of Texas A&M and the founder of Free Burma Rangers, a Christian-based aid organization formed to help displaced people in Burma after a series of Burma Army offensives in 1997 forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes.
In 2015, Free Burma Rangers changed its focus to start helping victims of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Eubank is the son of missionaries, and the son and grandson of Aggies.
“Since I was a child, I only planned to be an Aggie,” Eubank told Texas Aggie magazine for a story in 2012. He received a ROTC scholarship and he started at A&M in 1979. He was in Company I-1 and became a brigade commander his senior year.