Gen. Sam Memorial Service Details

June 19, 2017

General Sam Wilson, portraitA public memorial service for Lieutenant General Samuel V. Wilson, Hampden-Sydney College's former president, will be held at College Church in Hampden-Sydney, Va. on Friday, June 23, at 1 p.m. A livestream of the service will be available for those who are unable to attend in person. Following Friday's service, the recorded video will also be available for the public to view. 

Johns Auditorium will serve as an overflow location should College Church reach its full capacity. Weather permitting, parking will be available in the Founders Lot adjacent to Cushing Hall, as well as in the parking lots at Kirby Field House and Venable Hall and along Athletic Center Drive.  

General Wilson, who served as Hampden-Sydney College's president from 1992 to 2000, passed away on June 10, 2017, at his home in Rice, Va. He was 93. The College's full announcement can be found here. His obituary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch can be read here.

Coverage of Gen. Wilson's Passing:

Editorial: Sam Wilson lived the highest forms of patriotism (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Samuel V. Wilson, Army lieutenant general and spymaster, dies at 93 (Washington Post)  

Retired US Army Lt. Gen. Sam Wilson dead at 93 (Associated Press)

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Sam Wilson, former Hampden-Sydney president, dies at age 93 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Warrior, diplomat and academic: Lt. Gen. Samuel V. Wilson dies at age 93 (Fayetteville Observer)  

Former Hampden-Sydney president, US Army Lieutenant General dies at 93 (WRIC)  

Thank You, 'General Sam' (Commentary)  

General Sam: a servant leader (Farmville Herald)

OSS, Special Forces warrior, diplomat Samuel Wilson dies at 93 (SOFREP News)

Wilson, Samuel - Obituary (Richmond Times-Dispatch)  

DIA announces death of former director, Lieutenant General Samuel V. Wilson, U.S. Army (Retired) (Defense Intelligence Agency)