Meet Our 2009 Scholarship Winners
This issue contains brief statements from our 2009 Scholarship Winners
Scholarship Winners SW
SW 1 Nikkol
Wymer, daughter of John Terletter,
First and foremost thank you 11th ACVVC for
selecting me as this year’s recipient of the Colonel Charles L. Schmidt
Leadership Scholarship. I am honored and
truly appreciative. This scholarship
represents the fulfillment of an educational goal and a step closer to the
achievement of a dream. Perhaps best of
all, your generous scholarship allows me to set a positive example for my
children who will both cheer for me and emulate me as they set their own
educational goals in the years ahead.
Finally, this award also brings me closer to the dream of owning a business
and providing a better life for my family. On behalf of my entire family, my
warmest thanks for your confidence in me and for generous support of the 11th
Armored Calvary Veterans of Vietnam and
Colonel Charles L. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship; Died on Veterans Day 2007 as President of the 11th ACVVC
SW 2 Coeta Grove, daughter of Michael Grove, F Trp., 69-70
Receiving your letter in the mail that I had been selected as a recipient of the scholarship took such a huge weight off of my family’s shoulders. These economic times have been hard on everyone, myself included. It’s so great that the 11th Cav was able to give out scholarships this year to students. I am only able to attend a University because of your help financially! Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart. Your generosity has touched my family.
Scholarship dedicated to PFC Herbert Spencer Barnes; F Trp; KIA May 19, 1971; Age 20
SW 3 Brianna Harcum, Daughter of Weldon Harcum, E Trp., 70-71
is an honor and a privilege to be one of the recipients of the 11th
Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Scholarship. Thanks to your charitable support, I will
have less of a financial strain during my last year as an Undergraduate at the
I am presently working full-time in the addictions field and have had the pleasure to help many struggling Veterans and their families. My father, Weldon Wright Harcum, a Vietnam Veteran, inspired me to submit an application for this opportunity. This scholarship, my education, and my intensive involvement working with others have made my father and me very proud.
Scholarship dedicated to PFC Michael Lynn Wemhoff; E Trp;
KIA April 16, 1971; Age 20
SW 4 Whitney Hendrix, Son of Brian Hendrix, H Co., 69-71
When I was younger, I would always be left stunned as my dad
recited some of his stories and divulged so many descriptions of his experience
I am honored to have and deeply appreciate the support that I am receiving from the 11th Armored Cavalry veterans that have been through so much in their time. Having this funding from these veterans and carrying on their legacy will greatly help in allowing me to strive towards my own academic goals. I would like to thank all of those who gave so much for their country in their day, and who continue to give so much to the next generation.
Scholarship dedicated to PFC William Emanuel Baker; B Trp;
KIA August 15, 1967; Age 23
SW 5 Devin Jones, the daughter of Thomas M. Jones, HHT Regt, 70
Thank you very much, 11th ACVVC, for selecting me to be a
recipient of the 11th ACVVC Scholarship. This award will help me
focus all my time toward school and help me pursue my goal of becoming an
optometrist. It is such an honor to receive this scholarship and it means so
much to my father and
Scholarship dedicated to SGT Joseph Wakefield Jr.; A Trp; KIA March 25, 1970; Age23
SW 6 Brett Lacey, Son of
I would like to thank the 11th ACVVC for its generosity in assisting young men and women achieve their academic goals and for awarding me with this scholarship. This will help immensely with tuition as I start my college career, so I can focus more on my studies. In my quest to become a public accountant and entrepreneur the money will be put to great use. My father is extremely proud of his service in the 11th ACVVC, and I am extremely grateful to be able to accept this reward in honor of Larry Schmidt. Once again, thank you!
Scholarship dedicated to SGT Larry Roman Schmidt; H Co; KIA August 12, 1969; Age 21
SW 7 Robert Messick, Son of Ronald Caldwell, D Co, 69-70
of all I would like to thank anybody who served our country in
Scholarship dedicated to CPL Frederick F. Walters; C Trp; KIA May 13, 1968; Age 21
SW 8 Amie Price, Daughter of
Thank you 11ACVVC. I am so excited to be the recipient of a scholarship that was formed by Heroes that fought for my freedom. This is the most prestigious scholarship I could have received. This means so much to my Dad, and I could not be more proud. I really cannot find enough words to explain my appreciation and honor of this memorial scholarship. It means the world to me. The best I can do is to work hard in school and one day I hope to become a nurse. I know I have Blackhorse power behind me and they don’t mess around. God Bless you all.
Scholarship dedicated to SGT John Patrick Henry; HHT 3/11; KIA March 10, 1970; Age 20
SW 9 Brittany Silva, Daughter of Matthew Silva, 398th Trans., 70-71
I am honored to be the recipient of the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Scholarship. It means a great deal to me and my family to have this scholarship awarded to me. Receiving this scholarship gives me a great sense of pride to represent the Blackhorse and will also allow me to more easily reach my goals of going to medical school. I am proud to receive this scholarship and want to thank the committee for their dedication and generosity. I am very grateful for all the brave men and women who have served and are currently serving our country today. Without their bravery the world we live in today would be a very different place.
Scholarship dedicated to PFC Leonard Vito Tedesco; K Trp; KIA June 19, 1967; Age 21
SW 10 Katherine Silver, Daughter of Donald Morin, HHT 2/11, 69-70
I would like to sincerely thank
you for the honor of being selected as a recipient for the 11th Armored
Cavalry’s Veterans of
Scholarship dedicated to SSG Clarence James Claycomb; HHT 1st Squad; KIA January 13, 1968; Age 27
I am truly grateful to the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans for granting me this scholarship. It is an honor to represent your organization and the men that fought so bravely for our country.
This scholarship gives me the opportunity to continue my educational
career and helps my family tremendously.
Because of this scholarship much of the stress of paying for school has been
lifted and I can now put forth more of my
time to focusing on my studies. So many students struggle with the
financial side of college and I am humbled that I was even considered for this
prestigious award. I am currently a
freshman at the
Scholarship dedicated to SP4 Michael George Bazel; G Trp; KIA April 25, 1970; Age 21
SW12 Nicole Sutton, daughter of George Sutton, 37th Med., 1970
I am extremely grateful for the gift of financial support
from the 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans for my final year of
undergraduate study at the
While I am extremely proud to be one of the recipients of
your financial award, I am even more grateful to be able to say thank you,
veterans, for your immeasurable contributions to the
Scholarship dedicated to SP4 Jon Anthony Allen; L Trp; KIA November 26, 1969; Age 23
SW13 Tamra Towles, daughter of Johnny Riley, M Co., 69-70
I am honored to be a recipient of the 11th Armored Calvary’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Scholarship. Your generous support is helping me to fulfill a life long dream of going to college. I rely on financial aid, grants, and student loans to help finance my education. Receiving this award will help reduce the financial burden and provide assistance for me as I continue pursuing my education.
My first year at
Scholarship dedicated to PFC Charles Henry Batozynski; A Trp; KIA March 6, 1968; Age 19
SW14 Matthew Weaver, Son of William Weaver, HHT Regiment, 69-70
I am both honored and indebted to the members of the 11ACVVC
for the generous scholarship awarded to me. This grant will greatly aid me in
achieving my goal as a marketing major at
Scholarship dedicated to 1st LT Johnny William Benton; Air Cav Trp; KIA November 25, 1968; Age 21
SW15 Kelly Wehner, Daughter of Charles Wehner, G Trp., 69-70
I first want to start by saying thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to acknowledge those of us who are preparing to enter a new chapter of our lives. It is your doing that makes it possible for so many people to afford higher education. Thank you to all who participated.
The 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Scholarship means a great deal to not only me but my father as well. To see his joy in my recognition is worth more than I can explain. This scholarship makes my first semester of school practically free. I am so appreciative to be able to pursue my dreams without having the thought of student loans waiting for me when I graduate. Your scholarship is one of the most significant factors that has made college affordable. Thank you
Scholarship dedicated to PFC William Arthur Brown; I Trp; KIA March 21, 1967; Age 21
SW16 Trisha Wiskur-Voellinger, Daughter of Robert Wiskur, M Co., 67-68
I am honored to be awarded an 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Scholarship in memory of James Buchanan.
The financial assistance you awarded me is of great help to
me in paying for my educational expenses. This in turn will allow me to
concentrate more of my time for studying. I appreciate your support in my
education at the
Scholarship dedicated to SSG James Elson Buchanan; E Trp; KIA November 3, 1969; Age 23
SW Larry Langowski, Member 11th ACVVC, Air Cav Trp., 67-68 (no photo available)
Thank you very much for considering me for this award. It will have a number of immediate impacts. Beyond the immediate and obvious, the lessening of financial pressure, it will free up some of my time to devote to putting together a community service project with some administrative funding from the Schweitzer Foundation.
The concept there is to team with a local non-profit agency to meet a currently unmet medical need in the community. They are really big on HIV-AIDS issues, and the school already has an informal relationship with the Howard Brown Clinic (a famous one) here in
I will also have a few more hours to devote to seeking state funding for our veterans outreach. The school donates space and resources to auricular acupuncture that has proven effective in curbing addictive behaviors, smoking, drugs, etc., as well as providing relief for certain PTSD symptoms.
Scholarship dedicated to SSG Richard Jackson Swiger; M Co; KIA September 7, 1969; Age 22