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Student, US Army veteran died Saturday

Yessenia Funes

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Jimmy Yang

A Chico State student and U.S. Army veteran died Saturday, according to a campus-wide email. No cause of death was given.

Jimmy Yang served in the U.S. military from 2004 to 2008 and transferred to Chico State in 2009. He was a computer science and business administration major.

He was an active member of the Chico State Student Veterans Organization, according to the email.

“Jimmy was a very soft-spoken and kind gentleman, always respectful and cordial, who never a bad (stet) word about anyone or anything,” said Veterans Affairs Coordinator Larry Langwell in the announcement.

Students can visit the Counseling and Wellness Center for free urgent walk-in services. The center is located in the Student Services Building in room 430. it is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students can also call 898-6345.

The university flag will be lowered Wednesday in Yang’s memory.

Yessenia Funes can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_yfunes on Twitter.

 

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