Class of 2024 Exemplar

The Class of 2024 selected Maj. LeRoy W. Homer Jr. '87 as their class exemplar.

On September 11th, 2001 First Officer Homer was at the controls on Flight 93. When four Al-Qaeda terrorists attempted to hijack the plane, Homer was the first to fight back, sending mayday calls to ATC. He, along with 39 other Americans, revolted against the hijackers and in the struggle, the flight crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. They united together under incredible pressure to win the first battle of the war on terror.

Homer’s life of service, honor, and bravery will be an example to the Class of ‘24 through the Academy and beyond.

Since 2000, each class has chosen someone who "exemplifies" the type of person they wish to emulate. Read more about other class exemplars.

The exemplar program is supported, in part, by the Class of '89.

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