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Book launch benefits Frederick B. Karl Scholarship for Veterans at Stetson


A book launch at the John F. Germany Public Library in downtown Tampa on May 22 benefited the Frederick B. Karl Scholarship for Veterans at Stetson University College of Law.

A group gathered at the Frederick B. Karl book launch in Tampa.

A group gathered at the Frederick B. Karl book launch in Tampa.

The Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc., celebrated the publication of Karl’s book, “Python Tales: World War II Memories of a Young Soldier,” which chronicles Karl’s experiences as a young soldier in World War II.

Karl, a 1949 Stetson Law alumnus and 2004 Stetson Law Hall of Fame inductee who died last March, participated in the dedication of Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute on May 31, 2012, on the Gulfport campus.

Karl was a dedicated public servant, former Florida Supreme Court justice, member of the Florida House of Representatives and state senate, who served with numerous community organizations, as well as the Stetson University College of Law Board of Overseers. He served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded a Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart medal. READ MORE ABOUT KARL IN THE OBSERVER NEWS HERE>>

Frederick B. Karl attended the dedication of Stetson's Veterans Law Institute.

Frederick B. Karl attended the dedication of Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute.

The May 22 book launch celebration drew local leaders including former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and members of the Stetson Law faculty.

For more information about the Frederick B. Karl Scholarship for Veterans at Stetson University, visit Development and Alumni Relations, call 727-562-7818 or email alumni@law.stetson.edu.