Ford Oval of Honor 2017: Susan Green

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ford Oval of Honor recognizes the common people among us willing to step forward and serve our country, like Susan Shugert Green.

In 1981, Susan was a typical high school senior trying to find a way to afford college when her basketball coach mentioned West Point was looking for female players.

Click here to find all of the 2017 Ford Oval of Honor pieces.

Every year during Boom, we take time to showcase the veterans who fought bravely to keep our country safe and free.

Earlier Monday evening, 11 military members were named into the Ford “Oval of Honor,” in recognition of their accomplishments.

After the ceremony, they served as grand marshals of the “Red White & BOOM!” parade. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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