Meet the TCU students who created this project.

Gage Burgess

Political Science Major, Class of 2023

Michael “Gage” Burgess is a senior Political Science major and Criminal Justice minor from San Antonio, Texas. Upon graduation, Gage plans on attending University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, where he hopes to earn his Master of Science in Global Energy Management.

Matthew Burkett

History Major, Class of 2024

Matthew Burkett is a history major and hopeful future archivist. He has lived in quite a few places but most recently calls Colorado home.

Noah Columbo

Political Science Major, Class of 2023

Noah Columbo is from Reno, Nevada and is a senior Political Science major.

Gene Elizondo

Sports Broadcasting Major, Class of 2024

Gene Elizondo is a Junior at Texas Christian University. He is majoring in Sports Broadcasting with hopes to one day work on professional sports broadcasts. His contribution to the Horned Frogs at War is a focus on Veterans Plaza at TCU.

Sam Ferguson

Political Science Major, Class of 2024

Sam Ferguson is a junior from Dublin, California. He is majoring in political science with a minor in criminal justice with hopes of attending law school after graduating TCU. He also plays for the TCU Men’s Lacrosse team.

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Michael Griffin

History Major, Class of 2023

Michael is a History Major and Criminal Justice Minor. He is originally from Salisbury, North Carolina, and moved to his wife’s hometown of Fort Worth after left the Marine Corps. As a veteran, he is truly honored to have been a part of TCU’s Horned Frogs at War class.

Jake Hammer

General Studies Major, Class of 2023

Jacob Hammer is a General Studies Major from Houston, Texas. He works as an assistant superintendent for OHT Partners, LLC and hopes to go into real estate development once he graduates. 

Kyra Howie

Psychology Major, Class of 2025

Kyra Howie is from McKinney, Texas and is majoring in Psychology. She is planning on getting her masters and PhD in hopes of becoming a therapist. She also love to read and write, so she considers this project an amazing opportunity.

Brian Kim

History Major, Class of 2024

Brian Kim is a 3rd year History major and Political Science minor from Los Angeles, CA. Prior to attending TCU, Brian served six years in the United States Army as a combat medic in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY. Brian currently serves as an executive for the Student Veterans of America on campus and a member of the AddRan Dean’s Advisory Council.

Katie McCash

History Major, Class of 2024

Katie McCash is a History and Educational Studies double major from Bulverde, Texas. She plans to pursue secondary teaching after her graduation in 2024 because she is passionate about the importance of learning from history and understanding the patterns of the past.

Jasmin Muhammad-Graham

Criminal Justice Major, Class of 2022

Jasmin Muhammad- Graham is a senior studying Criminal Justice. She is from Brooklyn, New York and is in the class of 2022.

Edgar Saenz

Sports Broadcasting Major, Class of 2024

Edgar Saenz is a senior sports broadcasting and journalism major from Managua, Nicaragua. He was interested in this course and this topic because he wanted to learn how American society reflects on its military institutions, and how societal changes have made these institutions adapt through time,

Jacob Stone

Finance Major, Class of 2024

Jacob Stone is from Sacramento, California. He is a Finance and Real Estate major. His favorite food is a really good bacon cheeseburger.

Natalie Tinkler

Biology Major, Class of 2024

Natalie Tinkler is from Orange County, California. She is a current junior majoring in biology on the Pre-Med track, with a minor in geographical studies. Her goal is to one day be a physician serving in our military.

Ryan Poff

Graduate Assistant

Ryan Poff is a PhD candidate studying US military history at TCU.

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Kara Dixon Vuic


Dr. Vuic is the LCpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society in 20th-Century America at TCU.