Col. Meadows USMC (’57) devoted 30 years of service to the U.S. Marine Corps, in Vietnam, Beirut, Okinawa and the U.S,, retiring in 1987. He earned numerous awards for bravery and valor, including the Silver Star, Bronze Star with combat “V”, Purple Heart, Navy Achievement Medal with combat “V”, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Citation and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. At BHS, Meadows was student body president, played varsity football and baseball, and was a member of the National Honor Society. His post military career took him back to Vietnam where he was a recognized international humanitarian for his work, as the Executive Director of a non-government organization, in strengthening ties between the United States and Vietnam by sponsoring the removal of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and the remnants of war and by providing mine survivors benefits, mine risk education for children, and planting trees in Quang Tri Province. He was honored by having a library and women’s shelter constructed and dedicated in his name.