Meet Our 2020 Scholarship Winners

Brief statements from 47 of our 2020 Scholarship Winners.

Colby Heithoff
 

I am honored and grateful to be receiving the 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Colonel Charles L. Schmidt Leadership Scholarship award. This money will help me pursue my dreams at Iowa State University. However, with that being said, I am even more honored to be a descendant of two veterans. Both of my grandpas served this country to protect our freedom. They made the sacrifice along with veterans and active military members everywhere to make the world a better place. I couldn't be more proud of them, and all I hope is that I make them proud too. 

Colby Heithoff, grandson of Kenneth Heithoff, F Troop, 2/11, 1968-1969.

Recipient of the 2020 Colonel Charles Schmidt Leadership Award

   

Kylie Bayless

I am truly honored to be accepting this scholarship! This award will allow me to purchase the supplies necessary to be a successful student and start college with confidence this fall. I would like to thank the 11th ACVVC for selecting me. It means so much to be, and I am extremely grateful.

 Again, thank you so much!

Kylie Bayless, granddaughter of Ernest Bayless, E Troop 2/11, 67-68.

KIA dedication in honor of Sam Stephen Allison, E Troop 2/11, KIA July 9,1968

      Brenden Blakney

This scholarship is something extraordinary and is more meaningful to me than anyone can imagine. This scholarship hits me close to home, due to my Grandfather and my relationship with him. Growing up, he would tell me many stories about his time while in Vietnam and I was amazed. He is the reason I show the much deserved respect towards our Nation’s military. This scholarship reminds me of the men and women who have fought in the past or are currently serving… They are the ones that deserve a “Thank you”.

Brenden Blakney, grandson of Loren Berndt, C Troop 1/11, 1966-1967

KIA dedication in honor of Johnny Williams, L Troop 3/11, KIA February 13, 1967

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     Taylor Brown

Jaret Bruce

 

The 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia scholarship award means that I will be able to pursue my degree in Mechanical Engineering while also playing football for a national championship team during our uncertain times. It is also my honor to represent the men of the 11th ACVVC.  It brings me peace of mind knowing I will not have to place additional financial burdens on my family or myself in the future.

Thanks  again,

Jaret Bruce, grandson of William Chesarek, B Troop 1/11, 1966-1967

KIA dedication in honor of Virgil Carlyle Combs, L Troop 3/11, KIA February 18, 1969

Blake Cantrell

I would like to express my gratitude to the 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia for awarding me with this scholarship. I am honored that my family is associated with this organization in the first place, and to be selected as one of the few to receive such a generous scholarship is quite a privilege. This scholarship will help give me an opportunity to further my education in the field of computer science studies at The University of Alabama this fall. It is truly inspiring what my grandfather and the 11th ACVVC have done and what others like them continue to do today in times of conflict. I strive to be like my pop who has made great sacrifices for this country, and this award assists me by helping me move in the right direction. Thank you again to the 11th ACVVC for your service and dedication to our country.

Blake Cantrell, grandson of Geoge Gunderman, C Troop 1/11, 1966-1967

KIA dedication in honor of Angelo Cesare Raptis Jr, K Troop 3/11, KIA August 14, 1967

Celia Chase

I am very thankful to have received this scholarship and it means so much to me. I plan on becoming a Physical Therapist, which requires 6-7 years of schooling, so the 11th ACVVC scholarship will certainly help me out. It also means a lot to me because I wouldn’t have received this award without my wonderful, caring grandpa and his service in Vietnam. 

Thank you, 

Celia Chase, granddaughter of Randal Chase, C Troop 1/11, 1970-1971

KIA dedication in honor of Larry Howard Brinkey, K Troop 3/11, KIA May 6, 1969

Kaitlyn Clarke

My name is Kaitlyn Clarke and I am from San Antonio, TX. I attended Incarnate Word High School, and was involved in various sports and clubs such as Varsity Swim, Visual Globalization Club, Wounded Warriors Club, etc. I am so grateful and honored to have received this scholarship. I am so proud of my grandfather and all that he has done for me and my family. I want to recognize his courage in working for our freedom. He is very important to me and played a key role in making me the strong woman I am today. Receiving this scholarship will help me in pursuing a degree from Loyola University Chicago. Thank you again for this meaningful gift and I hope to make the 11th ACVVC proud with what I accomplish next in my career. 

 

Kaitlyn Clarke, granddaughter of Roderick Chisholm, Howitzer Battery 3/11, 1969-1970

KIA dedication in honor of: Robert John Nadeau , I Troop 1/11, KIA November 25, 1969

Catelyn Cox

I am very honored to receive the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia Scholarship because it honors my grandfather as well as the many other veterans that made sacrifices for me and my country. I plan to use this scholarship to help further my education at Ohio University. I am going to double major in Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism as well as French. With my French major, I am required to study abroad, and this scholarship will help cut the costs and allow me to enjoy my time abroad. I want to thank the 11th ACVVC for providing students with such wonderful scholarship opportunities. 

Catelyn Cox, granddaughter of Daniel Cox, HHT 1/11, 1970-1971

KIA dedication in honor of: Larry Wayne Dennis, I Troop 3/11, KIA September 21, 1969

Eilis Cribbs

Winning this scholarship is an extraordinary honor. To have come from a generation of such brave men is truly humbling and the opportunities provided by this scholarship are extensive. I am so proud to say that I am now one of the award recipients. I want to make this organization proud with the things I will accomplish, aided by this award. Coming from a military family, there are numerous daily sacrifices close family members have to take and this award means a chance for the fruits of their labor to be reaped for the kids they sacrificed for. I heavily admire both my father and my grandfather for their service, and I will always be grateful for all they have done for me. Thank you 11th ACVVC for this opportunity

Eilis Cribbs, granddaughter of Wayne Cribbs, 409th Radio Research Detachment, 1966-1967

KIA dedication in honor of David Wayne Shaffner, Howitzer Battery 1/11, KIA July 7, 1969

      Elizabeth Davis

I am so thankful to have received the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia scholarship. Before I applied, my grandfather showed me all of his pictures and shared many stories of his time in Vietnam. It is an honor to carry his stories with me, and through this scholarship, be able to continue my education. I will be using this scholarship at The Ohio State University, and although I am undecided in a career path, this scholarship will allow me to figure that out. 

Thank you again! 

Elizabeth Davis, granddaughter of Luis Vargus, L Troop 3/11, 1966-1967

KIA dedication in honor of Calvin Gene Hunt, HHT 3/11, KIA June 19, 1969

   

Jaclyn England

As the granddaughter of George Wright, who proudly served in Vietnam as a gunner on a helicopter.  It is my honor to represent him and the 11th Armored Calvary as a scholarship recipient. This money will be a great help in pursuing my goal to become a civil engineer. After having the opportunity to job shadow with architects and engineers at a nearby architecture firm, I feel that I am on the correct path for my future.

Finally, as the oldest of three children, being able to receive scholarship money to help my family with the cost of college is a wonderful gift.  Thank you for this gift and especially for your service!

Sincerely grateful,

Jaclyn E. England, granddaughter of George Wright Jr., HHT Regt, 1969-1970

KIA dedication in honor of Anthony John Cabot Jr, HHT 2/11, KIA June 30, 1969

      Emily Flick

      I am honored to have received the 11th ACVVC scholarship. It is going to help me further my education at Pittsburgh Technical College, where I will be pursuing the field of Graphic Design. My grandfather (Walter Flick) is the person who gave me the chance to apply for this scholarship, and I could not be more grateful. I called him once I received the email and he was ecstatic! I want to thank my grandfather and all the others who have served. Life would be completely different otherwise. So again I want to thank everyone.

Emily Flick, granddaughter of Walter Flick, G Troop, 2/11, 1967-1969

KIA dedication in honor of
James Michael Martin, HHT 1/11, KIA November 20, 1968

 

Sofia Forshey

It's hard for me to succinctly express what this honor means to me, but I will do my best.  This scholarship is representative of years of hard work and support from all my family, especially Henry and Sandy Morris.  I would like to say a special thank you to them.  I am so excited to go to school next year and continue my education, and it is thanks to the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia that I can do so.  Thank you again for this opportunity to succeed.  

Sofia Forshey, granddaughter of Henry Morris, F Troop 2/11, 1968-1969

KIA dedication in honor of Leonard Donald Holder, HHT Regt, KIA March 21,1968

Malilah Green

Hello, my name is Malilah Green! There are so many different scholarships out there but to me this one is more than important.  To me this scholarship means everything to me just like my grandfather does.  Being awarded this scholarship means I have been given the chance to do something amazing just as he did for this country. Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity to achieve my goals and show my grandfather how proud I can make him!

Malilah Green, granddaughter of John Stanley 409th Radio Research Detachment, 1966-1967

KIA dedication in honor of Glenn Edward Nicholson, H Company 2/11, KIA May 5, 1968

Richard Hsu

I am honored to receive an 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia scholarship. I would like to express gratitude to my grandfather Ronnie James Jackson, who was awarded a Purple Heart in service to our country as a member of the 11th ACR, to those fallen soldiers who valiantly sacrificed their lives for our country, to all veterans and members of the 11th ACVVC community, and to the people who organized this scholarship fund. This award will assist me in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). My future educational goals will give me the skills to engineer change in the world and give back to my community and nation. Thank you again for this scholarship and for enabling my future goals. 

Richard Hsu, grandson of Ronnie Jackson, B Troop 1/11, 1969-1970

KIA dedication in honor of George Leroy Bailey, G Troop 2/11, KIA December 30, 1968

Lane Hufford

Thank you so much for choosing me for the three thousand dollar 11th ACVVC scholarship. Receiving this great scholarship means a lot to me since my Papaw served in the 11th ACR in Vietnam. I am so grateful to be recognized by so many great men who served in the 11th ACR. This scholarship will certainly help me get my college education, and for that I will forever be thankful for your generosity and service to this great country.

Lane Hufford, grandson of Bryan Cupp, A Troop 1/11, 1969-1970

KIA dedication in honor of Theodore Irwin Roberts, F Troop 2/11, KIA May 4, 1970

Carley Jarvis

I am so honored to be chosen as one of the recipients of the 11th Armed Calvary's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia scholarship. I would like to thank the men and women who served our country and made this scholarship possible. I am so grateful to receive this scholarship as it will help me further my education. This fall I will be a freshman attending West Virginia University at Parkersburg and pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I would like to thank everyone in the committee and the veterans for choosing me to receive this award. I would also like to thank my grandfather, Roger Brent Jarvis, for serving our country in Vietnam. Thank you so much for allowing me to receive such an honorable award.

Carley Jarvis, granddaughter of Roger Jarvis, Air CavalryTroop, 1969-1969

KIA dedication in honor of Fidencio Flores Jr, E Troop 2/11, KIA April 23, 1971

Jack Jennings

Receiving the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia Scholarship Award is an extreme honor and privilege. My grandfather Captain John H. Hays is my namesake and lost his life In Vietnam (1968) while fighting in the 11th Armored Cavalry. My mother nor I had the chance to meet him. But, my grandmother and his friends have continued to keep his memory alive through stories and pictures of him growing up in Florida and attending West Point. I believe he would be extremely proud that his grandson is being recognized for his accomplishments. This scholarship has given me and my family another connection to my grandfather and his legacy. This fall I will be attending Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Thank you again for this scholarship and recognition.

Jack Jennings, grandson of John Hulsey Hays, B Troop 1/11, 1968-1968


KIA dedication in honor of
John Hulsey Hays, B Troop 1/11, KIA November 8, 1968
Ariel Joel

Receiving an 11th ACVVC scholarship provides me an opportunity to make the most out of my undergraduate education experience, and to use my education to promote the public health and well-being of our country. I plan on pursuing an undergraduate degree in Public Health with a Chemistry Minor, and then pursing a Master's in Public Health with a focus on environmental health. Following my graduate school education, I hope to work for public health organizations to create and inform policy relating to the Opioid Crisis. The 11th ACVVC scholarship will allow me to fund my undergraduate education including the cost of textbooks and laboratory costs. This scholarship will allow me to deepen my knowledge of public health, policy making and the inner workings of public health organizations to better be able to serve American citizens. I could not be more grateful for the financial support of the 11th ACVVC, and I am incredibly excited to see where my undergraduate education will lead me, and I am incredibly appreciative of the financial support provided by the 11th ACVVC.

 Ariel Joel, granddaughter of Michael Joel, Air Cavalry Troop, 1971-1971 

KIA dedication in honor of William Curtis Moorhouse, C Troop 1/11, KIA March 12, 1970

Evan Kallam

I sincerely appreciate being selected to receive the a Scholarship from the 11th Armored Calvary Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia. It will greatly assist me in my studies and future endeavors.  This will also help to ease my financial burden with college tuition and fees.  I really appreciate my grandfather, David Dalton, sponsoring me for this scholarship.  I am proud of his service and thankful for him and all those that served! 

Evan Kallam, grandson of David Dalton HHT 2/11, 1968-1969

KIA dedication in honor of George Harry Dorsey Jr, B Troop 1/11, KIA February 24, 1967

Declan King

It amazes me that those who so willingly supported this country through its darkest hours would continue to lend their aid to people like me. I can promise that I will not squander the opportunities you have given me. Thank you once again for your bravery, patriotism and support. 

Declan King, grandson of Gary Marks, Howitzer Battery, 2/11, 1966-1967

KIA dedication in honor of John Paul Murphy, Air Cavalry Troop, KIA November 10, 1968

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Bella Kissell

Blake Kitten
 

I really appreciate this opportunity and am really thankful for this scholarship. The reason that I heard about the scholarship is that my grandfather, Jerry VanMatre, reached out to me and said that it would be a great shot to get some help financially. With the money received, I will be able to pay for a good portion of tuition, books, and fees.

Blake Kitten, grandson of Jerry Van Matre, HHT Regt, 1967-1968
 

KIA dedication in honor of Buford Ronald Spencer, 919th Engineer Company, KIA June 21, 1970

Julianna Marchand

Being selected as a scholarship recipient from the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia is a huge honor. The 11th ACVVC scholarship is meaningful to me because my grandfather, Larry Tenderella, a Vietnam veteran, has always pushed me to strive for success throughout school. From my grandfather's continuous encouragement, nothing seems impossible. With the 11th ACVVC scholarship, I will continue my education at Portland State University where I will be studying criminal justice in preparation for a career in law enforcement. Thank you for selecting me to receive the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia scholarship. In addition, thank you to all the soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment who have and continue to sacrifice their lives for our country. 

Julianna Marchand, granddaughter of Larry Tenderella, 541st Military Intelligence Det,1970-1971

KIA dedication in honor of William Norman Scott, 919th Engineer Company, KIA June 19, 1967

Morgan Miller

I am honored to be one of the recipients of an 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Scholarship. I would like to thank my grandpa (Jim Kaszubowski) as well as all of our veterans for their generous service to this country and for giving me the opportunity to receive this scholarship. Because of your determination and valor, our country is safe and free. I am beyond grateful, and it is incredibly significant to me knowing my family has a connection to the history I learned about in school. 

Thank you and God bless you.

Morgan P. Miller, granddaughter of Jim Kaszubowski, HHT 3/11, 1966-1967

 KIA dedication in honor of Donald Allen R. Demond, A Troop 1/11, KIA November 30, 1969

Mystelle Moseley

I am Mystelle Julie-Renee Moseley and receiving the 11th ACVVC Scholarship is a huge blessing to me and my family. My grandfather, (Carlos “Bill” Gregory, Jr.),was a part of this organization before he passed away in 2016. He was an inspiration to many of the lives he touched, including my own. My grandfather was one of many people that helped me to become who I am today. He was one of my biggest supporters in my dreams and ambitions, making this a very special scholarship even more special to my heart. I am blessed that I can use this scholarship money towards a future career and further my education at Lee University. I am very honored to be chosen as a recipient for the 11th ACVVC Scholarship. 

Mystelle Julie-Renee Moseley, granddaughter of Carlos “Bill”  Gregory Jr., H Company 2/11, 1969-1970

KIA dedication in honor of Steven Joseph Greenlee, Air Cavalry Troop, KIA May 2, 1970

Sarabeth O'Hagan

I am truly grateful and appreciative to be a recipient of the 11th ACVVC scholarship.  When I heard about this opportunity from my grandfather, I knew it meant a great deal to him.  It is truly an honor to represent his service, as well as all the others that have served in Vietnam and Cambodia.  His value of service has been instilled in me and I will always continue serving others.  I am forever indebted to all those that have served and those who have lost their lives serving our country.  This award will help aid my continuing studies and I will forever be thankful for this generous gift. 

Thank you again and best wishes,

Sarabeth O'Hagan, granddaughter of Kenneth Henyan, HHT 1/11, 1969-1970

 KIA dedication in honor of Kurtis Aurel Berry, C Troop 1/11, KIA July 6,1969

BrierMae Ossont

I am incredibly thankful my grandfather gave me the chance to receive the 11th ACVVC scholarship. Throughout my childhood I watched him work, week on - week off, trucking, farming, and caring for his family through it all. He inspired me to work hard for the things that bring me joy. College brings me joy. I'm proud to say I've worked two jobs for two years now, in order to attended school full time. Thank you, BumpBump, for making it a little bit easier for me to pursue my joy. Thank you for your service, and for being an incredible grandfather.

BrierMae Ossont, granddaughter of James Ossont, HHT 2/11, 1968-1969

KIA dedication in honor of Charles Cook Jr, C Troop 1/11, KIA July 9, 1968

Tiernan Pytlak

I wanted to start off by thanking my Grandpa, George Pytlak. He fought in the Vietnam war and has taught me so many valuable life lessons. I wish to also thank the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia for allowing me to receive this generous scholarship. I am attending Texas A&M University at Galveston to get my master’s degree in marine biology. After I have achieved this goal, I plan to work for my PhD. This scholarship will help me monetarily in being able to see my end goal with less debt blocking my view! Thank you again for all that you veterans have done for this country!

Sincerely,

Tiernan Pytlak, granddaughter of George Pytlak, HHT 3/11, 1967-1967

KIA dedication in honor of Chester Roy Reese Jr, C Troop 1/11, KIA September 5,1970

Abby Richmond

I would first of all like to thank the committee so much for selecting me to receive this prestigious scholarship. Receiving this scholarship means so much to my family and me. My grandfather has never been one to talk about his time in Vietnam but when I was applying for this scholarship it opened up a conversation that I will forever cherish. When I applied I honestly didn’t think I had a chance at actually receiving this scholarship due to the fact that I am from such a small town. Now that I have received this scholarship it will give me another opportunity to have a conversation about Vietnam with my grandfather. I will forever be grateful for you giving me this opportunity for  it means the world to my family and me. 

Thank you, 

Abby Richmond, granddaughter of David Richmond HHT 2/11, 1968-1969

KIA dedication in honor of Joseph Edward Morrow Jr, D Company 1/11, KIA April 18, 1969

Riley Roser

Coming into my first year of college, I had a plan for how I was going to pay for my classes, but I had a lot of anxiety over not having enough time to study. Because of the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia scholarship, I know I can focus on school when I need to so I can do well in my classes. It is very touching that these Veterans already sacrificed so much for my country, and are now turning around and sacrificing more for my education.

Thank you again for helping me out.


Riley Roser, granddaughter of Farl Grundy Jr., K Troop 3/11, 1970-1970

KIA dedication in honor of Isadore Jenkins, E Troop 2/11, KIA December 11, 1971

Emilia Salinas

This Scholarship is very well appreciated, I have been looking forward to the response for quite some time and when I found out that I was receiving it, I had no words. My grandfather was in the Vietnam War and therefore I should be thanking him for helping our country and helping me receive this Scholarship. I am truly honored that I have been selected for such a high achievement. This Scholarship will help me through college and help me make it through life knowing I have achieved such a great accomplishment to help me further my education. After my dad passed away, I didn’t think I would be able to achieve such high goals in my life, but as time flies, my life turned upside down and I know he is looking down on me with a huge smile on his face. Thank you for thinking of me highly and selecting me out of millions of applicants, this really means a lot to me. 

Emilia Salinas, granddaughter of Craig Taylor, K Troop 3/11, 1967-1968

KIA dedication in honor of Melvin Wallace Anderson, F Troop 2/11, KIA December 1, 1966

Drew Sangren

I am so gratefully honored to be awarded this scholarship from the 11th Armed Calvary Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia. I am lucky enough to be the granddaughter of a Vietnam veteran and I am proud to say that he is one of my greatest heroes. Winning this award is incredibly special to me because it allows myself to thank and cherish every single person that sacrificed their lives to save others, including my grandpa. Paka, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your courage and dedication in serving in the war. I plan to use my scholarship to help pay for college finances in order to pursue a career as a Speech Language Pathologist. I hope that one day I can continue on their legacy and be able to help individuals who need it the most. 

Drew Sangren, granddaughter of Tommy Lyons HHT Regt., 1967-1968

KIA dedication in honor of Francis Leo Collins, G Troop 2/11, KIA June 5,1967

Nicole Schnack
 

I am truly honored to be a recipient of the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Scholarship. My grandfather served under the 11th Armored Cavalry and I am very proud of his service as well as all of those who have fought for us. I have always wanted to be a pediatric nurse, and this scholarship gives me a head start on my journey, at Scott Community College. Thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of this great tribute!

Nicole Schnack, granddaughter of Richard Sack, K Troop 3/11, 1967-1968


KIA dedication in honor of
Paul Frederick Sayers, H Company 2/11, KIA April 14, 1970

Alyssa Smith

 I was honored to be selected to receive such a generous award. This means a lot to me because I am proud of my grandfather, Dale Smith, for serving in the Vietnam War and protecting our country. With this scholarship I will be able to attend The University of Missouri- Columbia and study accounting. I hope to make my family and community proud by completing my education and serving my community just as my grandfather served our country to protect our freedoms.
Thank you,

Alyssa Smith, granddaughter of Dale Smith, 37th Medical Company, 1971-1971

KIA dedication in honor of Daniel F. Thomas, HHT Regt., KIA March 21, 1968

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Eli Smith

Emma Smith
 

Receiving the 11th Armored Calvary Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia scholarship award is an extremely humbling experience.  Knowing that the veterans who have sacrificed life and limb for the great country we live in find me worthy of investing in my hopes and dreams of a future as a Veterinarian touches my heart. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and for founding a scholarship which opens doors for young people as it educates them of the importance of placing the needs of our country before self. In the future, I hope to work with Pets for Patriots to provide disabled veterans with service dogs who can become a faithful friend and provide loyal physical assistance.  All this is made possible by the generous investment of the 11th Armored Calvary  Veterans.  Thank you so much!

Emma Smith, granddaughter of Grover Smith, 720th Military Police, 1966-1967

KIA dedication in honor of John James Matuska, HHT 2/11, KIA September 29, 1968

Anderson Stewart
 

I am very honored to receive such an extraordinary scholarship from the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia. This scholarship is very important to me because it will assist me in reaching my goals to help the community. Being autistic myself, I plan to use this scholarship to receive a higher education, so I can not only develop a strong career path but also help those in the autistic community who may not have a chance to receive beneficial language and social education. I am hoping to gain education and experience in building technology suited to strengthen verbal and social skills for those with ASD, and also to understand what it means to fight for a good cause. Just as Vietnam and Cambodia veterans fought to spread principles of democracy throughout the world, it is my ambition to spread worldwide awareness of autism. I look forward to honoring the soldier who's certificate I will receive, as well as my grandfather, Monte Murdock, by living a life that exemplifies helping and sacrificing for others as they have done.

Anderson Stewart, grandson of Monte Murdock, 398th Transportation Detachment, 1966-1967


KIA dedication in honor of
John Patrick Shannon II, HHT 3/11, KIA September 14, 1969

Sophie Stines

It is truly an honor and a privilege to have received a scholarship from the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia. Both of my grandfathers served in Vietnam, and they both mean so much to me, and I know they are proud of me for receiving this. I have always been proud of my grandfathers for serving our country and protecting us; their service has taught me what true bravery and selflessness mean. I am incredibly thankful for their patriotism, and I hope to make them proud by furthering my education.

This scholarship will be going toward my education at East Tennessee State University. I plan to get my bachelor’s in English and go on to law school, where I intend to become a lawyer. I have a long road of expenses in front of me, but this scholarship has helped tremendously and has helped relieve stress.It is such a blessing to have this additional help go towards my college future.

Sophie Stines, granddaughter of Harold Stines, I Troop 3/11, 1968-1969

KIA dedication in honor of Charles Howard Richards Jr, Howitzer Battery 3/11, KIA July 16, 1967

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Ethan Vadnais

Jenna Valenti

Earning this scholarship means the world to me. I am very blessed  to continue my education honoring the 11th Cav and my grandfather, Tom Valenti. I will be diligent in my studies and very thankful for this gift as I move forward.

Jenna Valenti, granddaughter of Tom Valenti, HHT 1/11, 1966-1967

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IA dedication in honor of Eugene Harold Dickinson, K Troop 3/11, KIA May 21, 1967

Juliet Wanosky
 

I am so grateful to have been chosen to receive an 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia scholarship.  My grandfather, Jim Bland, has always been a role model for me, and I am eternally grateful for his, along with all other service members, service to the country.  I cannot even imagine what these young men and women had to face while protecting our country’s well-being.  It is so important to keep the memory of their sacrifice alive for generations to come.  I am so honored to represent this organization as a recipient of this scholarship.

Juliet Wanosky, granddaughter of James L. Bland, E Troop 2/11, 1968-1969


KIA dedication in honor of
Carver Joe Frank Vaughan, K Troop 3/11, KIA December 27, 1970

Hayden Whitley

I am so honored to receive the 11th ACVVC scholarship award. This summer I began my studies at the University of Maryland, where I will be majoring in Engineering. I grew up in my grandad's garage, tinkering with him, putting things together, and inspiring me on an engineering career path. This award allows me to carry on his memory in my college experience.

Many Thanks,

Hayden C. Whitley, grandson of James E. Bland, 919th Engineer Company, 1968-1969


KIA dedication in honor of
Charles Tienerey Morton, L Troop 3/11, KIA December 7, 1970

Molly Whitlock

This scholarship from the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia is an investment in my future and I am honored to receive it. My grandfather contributed to shaping the future through his sacrifices and with that inspiration, I will do my best to have a global impact in my future career for my children and grandchildren. This scholarship money makes it easier for me to achieve my academic goals and I am truly grateful. Thank you so much to the 11th ACVVC for this amazing opportunity!


Molly Whitlock, granddaughter of James Yunker, HHT 3/11, 1966-1967


KIA dedication in honor of
Larry Mitchell Barnhill, M Company 3/11, KIA December 5, 1966

Addison Wiskur

I am extremely grateful to be able to receive this scholarship and the opportunities that it opens to me and others. This scholarship allows me to look even deeper at the connection and love I have for my grandpa, while honoring him and other veterans. I am incredibly thankful that I will be able to use this scholarship to further my education and pursue my dreams!

Sincerely,

Addison Wiskur, granddaughter of Robert Wiskur, M Company 3/11, 1967-1968


KIA dedication in honor of
Roger Bernard Schaefer, L Troop 3/11, KIA November 25, 1970

Rachel Wood

I am absolutely honored to be awarded the11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia scholarship and to be able to represent my family. My grandfather, Kenneth Charles Wood, fought for America in Vietnam while a part of the 919 Engineers unit. He survived through the war and told countless stories to his many grandkids, me being one of them. My grandfather's life was taken years after his service via cancer caused by exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. I believe accepting this scholarship is honoring his life along with many others. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to represent my family and honor his remembrance at North Carolina State University studying Human Biology.

Rachel Wood, granddaughter of Kenneth Charles Wood, 919th Engineer Company, 1968-1969


KIA dedication in honor of
Jerrold Louis Vesey, 37th Medical Company, KIA August 25, 1970