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Morgan graduate to receive national award

Gen. William "Kip" Ward, a 1971 Morgan State graduate and the nation's only current African-American four-star Army general, will be honored today in Atlanta with the Trumpet Award.

Ward, 60, who will be one of 10 recipients of the award this year, said he is humbled by the recognition. He said the award also honors Americans serving in the military today.

"As one who wears our nation's cloth, I can represent so many women and men who also wear the nation's cloth," Ward said. "Our service is being recognized. Someone is taking note of it."

The award is given primarily to African-Americans who have achieved professional success and have...