Meet Our 2022 Scholarship Winners

Brief statements from 53 of our 2022 Scholarship Winners.

Brianna Shippy

Thank you so much for this scholarship. Receiving this scholarship means a lot to me and my family. My grandpa served in the Vietnam War and is a very special person in my life. He has always supported me and my activities throughout the years. This scholarship will help me to fund my education at Pittsburg State University. I will be majoring in Business Finance while there. I greatly appreciate being chosen for this scholarship.

Brianna Shippy, granddaughter of Dennis Hay, HHT 2/11, 1970-1971

Recipient of the 2022 Colonel Charles Schmidt Leadership Award

Amy Moore Agragdo

I am extremely grateful and honored to have been selected as the recipient of the11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia scholarship award. Thank you for your generosity, which will relieve some of the financial burden and allow me to focus on my nursing degree. With my degree I will pay your generosity forward.

Amy Moore, daughter of Richard Moore, HHT 1/11, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Harry Allen Kelly, 919th Engineer Company, KIA July 15, 1967

Addison Baumgartner

My name is Addison Baumgartner and I am the granddaughter of D Clark Thomas, who proudly served with the 11th Armored Cavalry in Vietnam.  It is an honor to be selected as one of the recipients of this year's 11th ACVVC Scholarships, in memory of Norman Cunningham, who gave his life in service to his country. I would like to thank all of those that donated towards the scholarship fund, as well as the committee members for selecting me for this prestigious award.  This scholarship is special to me because it not only honors my grandfather's service but so many others as well. Growing up, my grandfather was often my special guest at my school's Veterans Day ceremonies. He always instilled in me the importance of respecting our country and those that served in the military. This fall I will be attending Northwest Missouri State University. This scholarship will provide very needed financial assistance as I pursue my dream of obtaining a degree in Elementary Education. Thank you again for this generous scholarship and recognition.

Addison Baumgartner, granddaughter of D. Clark Thomas, C Troop 1/11, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Norman Nothro Cunningham, Air Cavalry Troop, KIA September 24, 1968
Walker Betzer

Being fortunate enough to be awarded this scholarship has meant a lot to my family and me. Since my grandfather served in Vietnam, thus allowing me the opportunity to apply for this scholarship, he feels as if all his hard work and service has given me opportunities that would not be present otherwise. I could not be prouder to receive this scholarship, as it has enabled me to pursue a further academic future, all while shining a spotlight on all of the hard work my grandfather put in while serving in Vietnam. Being awarded the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia scholarship has been a blessing for me as well as my family and shown that hard work can pay off for generations.

Walker Betzer, grandson of Donald Price, HHT 1/11, 1966-1967

This scholarship awarded in honor of Walter Eugene Andrews Jr, A Troop 1/11, KIA March 25, 1970 
Nathaniel Caldwell

Thank you so much for awarding me the 11th ACVVC scholarship. One of my goals is to complete my education debt free. This scholarship will help with that goal! I will be attending College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO and majoring in Computer Information Science. I'm thankful that my Pop told me about this opportunity. Thank you for this huge blessing!

Nathaniel Caldwell, grandson of Ronald Caldwell, D Company 1/11, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Gary Lee Lantz, B Troop 1/11, KIA May 16, 1968
  James W. Carnal

I am honored to receive this scholarship. I am proud of my grandfather’s service to this country that has helped to protect the freedoms that we enjoy, and often take for granted, every day. This scholarship removes some of my financial burden as I pursue a degree in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee. I could not be more grateful to know that my grandfather’s service is having a direct impact on his descendants’ future success. Thank you.

James W. Carnal, grandson of James A. Carnal, L Troop 3/11, 1966-1967

This scholarship awarded in honor of Kenneth Joseph Pitre, B Troop 1/11, KIA June 7, 1969

Cadence Cupp

I come from a single parent household so despite being spoiled my entire life by family members, college was not something that was going to be easily paid for. Though the road ahead still will have its rocky moments, this scholarship helps in relieving some of the financial stress. Thank you to the 11th ACVVC for allowing me to have the opportunity to be the recipient of this scholarship Also a huge thank you to my papaw Bryan Cupp for bringing this scholarship to me alongside everything else he's done for me.

Cadence Cupp, granddaughter of Bryan Cupp, A Troop 1/11, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Richard D. Weeder, C Troop 1/11, KIA October 17, 1967
Derek Dabrieo

This scholarship means so much to me. Not only will it help with the cost of attending the University of Massachusetts this fall but more importantly it represents a thank you and appreciation to my grandpa, Raymond Conwell, United States Army and Vietnam Veteran. THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM. Your sacrifice, courage and commitment to our nation is something I will always be grateful for.

Derek Dabrieo, grandson of Raymond Conwell, 919th Engineer Company, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Forrest LLoyd Smith, D Company 1/11, KIA May 28, 1969
Alec Darrow

Receiving a scholarship from the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia is a great honor and I cannot thank you all enough.  My grandfather Daniel "Flash" Stephan was my role model growing up.  He served with his "Cav Family" from '66 to '67 in M Company and considered you all heroes and family.  He earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star while serving.  He would say it was his duty and honor to be among his fellow soldiers.  My grandfather taught me the true meaning of honor and responsibility.  I hope to carry these traits forward in his memory, and in honor of the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia.  Being given this scholarship will help me in funding my college education.  I hope to pursue a career in helping those who need it most.  I sincerely thank you so much for this generous gift.  I plan to carry out its' distinction now and after I have completed my higher education.  With much gratitude,

Alec Darrow, grandson of Daniel Stephan, M Company 3/11, 1966-1967

This scholarship awarded in honor of Frederick Reed Will, E Troop 2/11, KIA July 9, 1968

Mason Davenport

First of all, I would like to say thank you to all members of the 11th Armored Cavalry for your service and for the opportunity you've given me to receive this scholarship. This scholarship means a lot to me as a student as it will be used to help me with some of the expenses that come up as I go through the process of getting my degree in civil engineering. It will help me pay for things such as books, courses, or a computer that will aid me on my path towards my degree. This scholarship will truly go a long way in my life and for that I am very thankful for this award and for your sacrifice. God Bless.

Mason Davenport, grandson of Clarence Davenport, 398th Transportation Det, 1970-1971

This scholarship awarded in honor of Salvador Joseph Mendez, F Troop 2/11, KIA August 19, 1968

Claire Ellerbrook

I am beyond grateful to have been chosen for this scholarship. I just graduated from high school, and I have always been a very academically oriented person. I am so excited to attend Middlebury College in the fall and I hope to study Environmental Science and Spanish. This scholarship is so helpful to both me and my family in my continuing education, and I am so lucky to be able to honor my grandfather, Robert Spangler, and his service through it. He is one of the most caring and generous people I have ever met, and he lives to help others. He has always been such a positive force and role model in my life, and I am so honored to be able to celebrate that with this scholarship.

Claire Ellerbrook, granddaughter of Robert Spangler, 541st MID, 1968

This scholarship awarded in honor of James Howard Cartwright, G Troop 2/11, KIA January 8, 1971

Addie Fabel

I am so incredibly thankful for the generous award that the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia has gifted me. I am grateful to continue to honor all veterans through this scholarship and in my everyday life as I move forward into life and school at Occidental College where I plan to study Computer Science, Art, and Biology. I am additionally so grateful for my grandpa, a Vietnam Veteran, who always believes in me and encourages me with love and kindness, in a world where love isn’t always given in return. I am so proud of him and who he has become, as he is the best grandpa in the world.

Addie Fabel, granddaughter of Shel “Doc” Manthei, H Company 2/11, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Kenneth Jerome Hawkins, H Company 2/11, KIA June 11, 1968

Alyse Garrisi

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Scholarship possible. Your service and sacrifice for our country has established a foundation for me to pursue my goal of being a nurse. I am truly grateful for this generous scholarship and opportunity. The best way to honor you will be to one day successfully graduate as a nurse and care for many of you, the great people who fought for our freedom.

Alyse Garrisi, granddaughter of Lorenzo Garrisi, C Troop 1/11, 1967-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Robert Lloyd Detrick, HHT 1/11, KIA November 20, 1968

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Abrianna Guse

Abrianna Guse, granddaughter of Randy Davis, A Troop 1/11, 1967-1968

This scholarship awarded in honor of William Lester Wilhelm, HHT 2/11, KIA September 6, 1970

 

Olivia Hacker

When I received the news that I was awarded the scholarship in the memory of Douglas Hill, I was humbled and grateful to be the recipient of this scholarship. Both my family and I cried and felt that my grandfather Richard E. Daly played a part in this. While growing up I've always been told the stories of my grandfathers, and great grandfathers and how they fought for our freedom. I admired their bravery and the sacrifices that they made to help keep us safe and free. Like Douglas Hill, my grandfather paid the ultimate price in the Vietnam War. While I've never met him, my parents, grandparents and countless other family members have kept his memory alive for me

Thank you again to the 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia for your generosity. This scholarship will help me pursue my degree in pre-med at the University of Vermont. I hope to be a doctor someday. Veterans will always hold a place in my heart.

Olivia Hacker, granddaughter of Richard Daly Jr., A Troop 1/11, 1967-1968

This scholarship awarded in honor of Douglas Wayne Hill, HHT 3/11, KIA July 21, 1967

Corey Heithoff

I am very grateful to receive this scholarship. I have two grandfathers who served in the military and are proud veterans. My Grandpa Kenny is a member of the 11th ACVVC. He was excited to hear I had received this award. I am thankful to have the opportunity through this scholarship to honor my grandparents and all veterans who valiantly served our country. This scholarship will help me pursue my goal of becoming an agricultural engineer at Iowa State University. I am proud of both my grandfathers, and I hope in turn, I can make them proud as well.

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

This scholarship awarded in honor of Norman Harvey Clark, Howitzer Battery 1/11, KIA December 18, 1968

Megan Hendry

I am extremely grateful for receiving this scholarship in memory of John Busch! It is an honor to be selected as a recipient and to represent all the individuals who served their time in Vietnam and the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. My grandpa was one of the many brave men who fought in Vietnam, and the scholarship really means so much to me. This scholarship will help me with my plans of studying special education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I am eager to display my certificate and honor all the veterans who have dedicated their lives to serving our country. Thank you!

Megan Hendry, granddaughter of Thomas Brody, HHT 2/11, 1967-1968

This scholarship awarded in honor of John Edward Busch, Howitzer Battery 3/11, KIA January 12, 1967

Matthew Ioannides

I am honored to receive this scholarship. Using this to further my education will make my grandfather proud as he has made me proud. As I grew older, I realized how brave and strong my grandfather and all the other soldiers were who fought in Vietnam. For them to go off and fight at such a young age amazes me and will forever have my respect. I thank them all for their service to our country.

Matthew Ioannides, grandson of Paul Ioannides, Howitzer Battery 3/11, 1966-1967

This scholarship awarded in honor of Gary Bruce Baker, I Troop 3/11, KIA June 3, 1967
Madeleine Johnston

This scholarship is meaningful to me because it allows me to honor the lives of those we have lost and those we hold dear through my higher education. I am extremely honored and humbled that I was chosen to receive such an outstanding award. From a young age, I knew that I wanted to work someplace where I could help innovate a future that would make our lives better. This scholarship will help me make a better future for everyone while also reflecting on the sacrifices made by those who have already passed.

Madeleine Johnston, granddaughter of Roger Sonnenberg, HHT Regt, 1966-1967

This scholarship awarded in honor of Edward Lee Fails Jr, K Troop 3/11, KIA June 19, 1967

Natalie Johnston

It is a great honor to receive this generous scholarship from the 11th ACVVC. It is the knowledge of what the 11th ACVVC has done for my country that makes this award incredibly meaningful to me, and I am beyond grateful for the sacrifice and courage shown by every member of this group. I plan to use this award to finance my bachelor’s degree in nursing at Ohio Northern University. After continuing my education and receiving a master’s degree, I hope to pass the generosity of the 11th ACVVC forward by giving back to the community as a well-equipped and confident Nurse Practitioner.

Natalie Johnston, granddaughter of Robert Bensch, HHT 3/11, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Isaac Edward Heath, L Troop 3/11, KIA March 18, 1969    

Hayden Jones

Thank you for choosing me as the recipient of the 11ACVVC scholarship dedicated to the memory of William Pasch. This scholarship means a lot to me, not only because both of my grandfathers fought in the Vietnam War, but because it is also a recognition. I have worked very hard over my four years in high school earning one of the highest GPAs in my graduating class (Summa Cum Laude), I also graduated as an NC Scholar, and was a part of two nationally recognized clubs (National Honors Society and Beta Club). I will be attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for General Engineering in my freshman year and plan on going into Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.

Hayden Jones grandson of David Jones Jr., HHT 1/11, 1966-1967

This scholarship awarded in honor of William Ernest Pasch, M Company 3/11, KIA May 11, 1968
Harper Kissell

Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship.  I am going to school out of state, and this will help tremendously with tuition.  My grandfather passed away this year and he always wanted me to apply for this scholarship.  I am so thankful to honor him in this way.

Harper Kissell, grandson of Eugene Burns, I Troop 3/11, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Charles Chandler, HHT 1/11, KIA Apr 13, 1969

Autumn Kloth

I am very honored to be a scholarship recipient of the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia. I am even more grateful to share this honor with my grandfather, David Taylor, who is a Vietnam veteran. When Vietnam veterans came home from the war, they were not celebrated nor honored for their service. Because of the way they were poorly treated, my grandfather rarely told anyone about the hardships he experienced, which affected his daily life. It is a joy now to see such honor and recognition given to Vietnam and Cambodian veterans along with their families. This scholarship will greatly help me alleviate the expenses of attending Florida State University, and I hope to honor the sacrifices of all veterans by pursuing a higher education.

Autumn Kloth, granddaughter of David Taylor, HHT Regt, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Dennis Eugene Naylor, L Troop 3/11, KIA November 25, 1968

Brianna Kopacz

 

It is an honor to be selected as a recipient of the 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia scholarship. I am proud to be able to honor my grandpa, Duane Phetteplace, along with all other Vietnam Veterans through this scholarship. I would like to thank them all for their sacrifices for our country. It is because of their sacrifices that I am given the opportunity to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stout and study applied science this coming school year. I am very thankful for this scholarship and the opportunity it will provide me.

 

Brianna Kopacz granddaughter of Duane Phetteplace, E troop, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Bobby Louis Murphy, K Troop 3/11, KIA June 19, 1967

Dominique Lashley

I am extremely honored and grateful to receive this scholarship from the 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia. I will be putting this money towards a degree in biological sciences at the University of California, Davis. Thank you to the committee members of this scholarship, veterans of the 11th ACVVC, and all past and present members of the US military who have fought and sacrificed for our country. I would like to dedicate this award to my grandfather, Ronnie James Jackson, who was a member of the 11th ACR and was awarded a Purple Heart in service to our nation. I hope to create positive change in the world through the skills and experiences gained in higher education, and this scholarship enables my aspirations to one day give back.

Dominique Lashley, granddaughter of Ronnie James Jackson, B Troop 1/11, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Larry Lee Tolliver, I Troop 3/11, KIA May 9, 1968

Stella Lewis

I want to thank you so much for offering me this scholarship. This scholarship means so much to me because my grandfather, Terry Kaul, was a part of the regiment. In July of 2021, he passed away from cancer. I still miss him dearly, and I wish he was here today to watch me receive this scholarship. This opportunity helps me to carry on the legacy that he set for our family, and I am forever grateful that I received it. It will help me greatly with my college expenses. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!

Stella Lewis, granddaughter of Terry Kaul, Howitzer Battery 2/11, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Bruce Donald Stephenson, Howitzer Battery 2/11, KIA April 24, 1971

Amber Long

I am extremely grateful to have been awarded this scholarship by the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia. This scholarship will help me to financially navigate through my secondary education. Thank you to everyone for your contribution not only to my education as well as other recipients’ but to our country! Because of this opportunity I am one step closer to achieving my dreams. I look forward to giving back to this cause in honor of veterans everywhere especially my pap, Frank Glass!

Amber Long, granddaughter of Frank Glass, F Troop 2/11, 1967-1968

This scholarship awarded in honor of Robert Lynn Bone, Howitzer Battery 1/11, KIA December 19, 1968

Shannon Maguire

This award has not only made it easier to complete my education at Tulane University but it has also honored my grandfather in a way that is very special to me. Being able to decrease my tuition expenses will allow me to have more money to visit my grandfather, who has made me eligible for this award, and for that I am forever grateful.

Shannon Maguire, granddaughter of John Poundstone, I Troop 3/11, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Carlos Manuel Collazo, HHT 3/11, KIA June 11, 1969
Collin Melody

The scholarship means a lot to me. It is a good way to carry on the pride and legacy that my grandpa had as a Vietnam veteran. Just like my grandpa, my plan is to serve my country, but serve here on the front lines of our nation’s territory. The scholarship will help me obtain a fire science associates degree. My dream has always been to become a career firefighter. With this degree. I will be able to realize my passion for the fire service and it will help to accelerate the promotion process in the future of my career. I want to thank everyone on the scholarship committee for this opportunity and I won’t let you down.

Collin Melody, grandson of Robert Stuedemann, K Troop 3/11, 1967-1968

This scholarship awarded in honor of Jerry Lee Harris, HHT 2/11, KIA September 29, 1968

Marissa Milne

I, Marissa Milne, am deeply honored to have been selected as the recipient of the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Scholarship. Because of your generosity I will be able to begin my higher education at Central Oregon Community College. I plan to pursue my options with a career working for the forest service in the fish and wildlife department. Thank you so much for awarding me, I am so very grateful.

Marissa Milne, granddaughter of Bill Brawn, G Troop, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of William Thomas Haney, HHT 1/11, KIA October 17, 1969

Addison Moore

Thank so you much for this opportunity. When I told my grandfather Keith Weeks, an 11th Cav Veteran, that I had won this award; his eyes lit up and he hugged me. I have never seen him so happy, and I was so proud to be the reason. I’ve always been so very proud of him for his service, so winning this scholarship made me so happy because it also made him proud of me. This scholarship will help me immensely to pay for my college education. Thank you all for your service and sacrifices!

Addison Moore, granddaughter of Keith Weeks, I Toop 3/11, 1967-1968

This scholarship awarded in honor of  Robert Charles Riggs, H Company 2/11, KIA January 24, 1969

Simon Moreno

Thank you so much for granting me this scholarship and opportunity. This will help open doors to possibilities of study abroad as well as getting tuition costs paid off. It means a lot to me as my grandpa has always been a dear friend and useful resource whenever I need him. Thank you again for the scholarship.

Simon Moreno, grandson of Roberto Moreno, G Troop 2/11, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Charles Hamner, G Troop 2/11, KIA July 31, 1968
Alyssa Morgan

The funds provided from this scholarship are extremely helpful and I will forever be grateful. This scholarship has given me the financial resources to begin my college journey and follow my dreams! It has provided my family and I a sense of financial security that is much appreciated. Thank you for believing in me, I can only hope to make those who chose me for this scholarship proud!

Alyssa Morgan, granddaughter of Roy Morgan, 919th Engineer Company, 1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of James Patrick Nugent, F Troop 2/11, KIA December 15, 1969
Lacey Morgan

I would like to thank the 11th Armored Calvary’s Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia for their generous gift to help me further my higher education. However, I would like to personally give a special thank you to Jimmie Williams, to whom my scholarship was in honor of. To his family, his friends, and his fellow fallen vets, thank you for your service to our country. We owe a debt that cannot be paid with words of gratitude. It is because of you that I get a chance to change the world, and I am truly honored to do that with the help of Jimmie and the rest of the 11th Armored Calvary Vets.
Thank you.

Lacey Morgan, granddaughter of Robert Hersey, K Troop 3/11, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Jimmie Williams, E Troop 2/11, KIA October 25, 1966

Erica Morrissey

I am sincerely honored to have been awarded an 11th Armored Calvary’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Scholarship. I have much appreciation for the courage and bravery of my grandfather and all veterans. Due to the sacrifices of those who have served, and for the generous scholarship, I will be able to continue my education at Michigan State University!

Erica Morrissey, granddaughter of Matthew Morrissey, HHT 2/11, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Stuart Bassett Lambkin, D Company 1/11, KIA March 10, 1970

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Oriah North

Thank you so very much for this scholarship, it brings not just funds to help me finish my undergraduate work, but also a sense of hope that I'm where I need to be. Receiving help via the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia is very special to me and my family, but it also brings great pride to my grandfather. He is pleased that he can help me better myself through higher education, something he was not able to pursue. I hope to make him proud through my career outside of school and seeking justice for the underrepresented in all aspects of my life.  Thank you again for this generous gift.

Oriah North, grandchild of Craig Taylor, K Troop 3/11, 1966-1967

This scholarship awarded in honor of Ralph Raymond Collins Jr, C Troop 1/11, KIA May13, 1968

Brook Ozier

I am beyond honored to be selected as a recipient of the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia scholarship. I owe my freedom to those who served in the past and those who serve today, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives. I thank the members of the 11th ACVVC, including my grandpa, for their service and for creating a scholarship for students like me. With the help of this scholarship, I will continue to major in Biology at Eastern Illinois University. Thank you to all who made this possible.

Brook Ozier, granddaughter of Kenneth Carlock, G Troop 2/11, 1971-1972

This scholarship awarded in honor of Len McKinley Jenkins, B Troop 1/11, KIA November 10, 1966

Gabrielle Peterson

This scholarship means a lot to me as a granddaughter of a Vietnam veteran. It means that I will be able to go to college and help people with my future degree. I am so proud to be able to honor a veteran by continuing my education and will continue to think of the life that allowed me to pursue this opportunity.

Gabrielle Peterson, granddaughter of Thomas Peterson, HHT 3/11, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Thomas William Skiles, Air Cavalry Troop, KIA December 19, 1971
Mia Puglisi

Thank you so much for considering me for this scholarship! I am extremely grateful and will be using it to help me in college. My grandfather served in the Vietnam War and i wanted to show my support for all who served our country. Thank you again!

Mia Puglisi, granddaughter of Richard Roseman, B Troop 1/11, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of George Hartwell Adams, Air Cavalry Troop, KIA April 12, 1970

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Vanessa Saavedra

Vanessa Saavedra, daughter of Otis Carey, F Troop 2/11, 1971-1972

This scholarship awarded in honor of Floyd Burnett Coates, A Troop 1/11, KIA March 25, 1970

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Jaylan Salyers

Jaylan Salyers, Luis Vargas, L Troop 3/11, 1966-1967

This scholarship awarded in honor of David Watson Brantley, B Troop 1/11, KIA June 7, 1968

 

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Noah Schrag

Noah Schrag, grandson of Alfred Bowen, G Troop 2/11, 1967-1968

This scholarship awarded in honor of William Leonard Sandersen, G Troop 2/11, KIA August 19, 1968

Cameron Schubert

Thank you so much! This is such a blessing and makes my family and especially my grandpa very proud. I am so grateful for this blessing. Not only am I honored to receive this scholarship, but I am so glad that I was able to make my grandfather and my family proud. I have heard stories all throughout my childhood about his time spent with the 11th Armored Cavalry and am proud that I get to continue to live out his legacy and the legacy of the unit itself.

Cameron Schubert, grandson of Jacky Schubert, K Troop 3/11, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Gary Lee Reynolds, F Troop2/11, KIA April 17, 1971
Rachel Sherrick

I feel very honored and blessed to have received this scholarship from the 11th ACVVC. All men who served in Vietnam and Cambodia are heroes, so I will do my job to remember them and thank them, even though it’ll never measure up to the sacrifices they’ve given. My grandfather, Jim Davis, served in Vietnam. I am so proud of him, so just as I was gifted this scholarship, I gift this message to him: no one will ever forget your bravery, Papa, I promise.

Rachel Sherrick, granddaughter of James Davis, 551st Maintenance Detachment, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Thomas Jackson Barnes, HHT 2/11, KIA July 9, 1969
Aeryn Shipley

I don’t know much about my grandpa, Roger W. Shipley, but I do know who came from him and that’s my dad. My dad wasn’t raised by my grandpa, but the lasting impact of his love never faltered. My grandpa has always been a part of my life through my dad and my grandma. I am incredibly grateful to the 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia for allowing my grandpa to be a part of my college career.

I appreciate the opportunity you have given me through my grandpa. Thank you again for this scholarship.

Aeryn Shipley granddaughter of Roger William Shipley, A Troop 1/11, KIA June 6, 1968

This scholarship awarded in honor of Robert James Hall, I Troop 3/11, KIA February 17, 1969
Kappi Smith

I would like to express my sincere thanks for being chosen to receive this scholarship. This scholarship will certainly help alleviate some of the high costs of attending college while pursuing my dream of having a career in film. As the recipient of this scholarship, I’m honored to represent the memory of James McWhorter. I’m truly thankful for his ultimate sacrifice, as well as the service and sacrifice of every veteran.

Kappi Smith, granddaughter of Daniel Grillot, C Troop 1/11, 1970-1971

This scholarship awarded in honor of James David McWhorter, K Troop 3/11, KIA May 21, 1967

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Andrea Spradlin

Adrea Spradlin, granddaughter of Robert Helm, E Troop 2/11, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Don Robert Riley, L Troop 3/11, KIA March 10, 1970

Noelle St. Pierre

My grandpa, Ray Feia, passed away just a few months before I was born. While I never had the opportunity to meet him, I am certain of his pride in being a Blackhorse trooper. Almost every picture of him that we have has him wearing a Blackhorse hat, shirt, or both. I’m sure he would be proud of the number of students that have received these scholarships through the years and would be especially honored that I was selected to receive one in 2022.

Thank you for making these scholarships available to so many students and thank you for your service to our great country.

Noelle St. Pierre, granddaughter of Ray Feia, HHT 2/11, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of Thomas Ray Edwards, HHT 1/11, KIA June 20, 1968
Sophia Sutherland

I am extremely grateful and honored to have received this scholarship from the 11th Armored Calvary Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia. As I use this scholarship to further my education, the veterans of this regiment who have served and sacrificed for me and my freedoms, specifically my grandfather, will undoubtedly be in my heart as I take full advantage of this opportunity.

Sophia Sutherland, granddaughter of James Sutherland, E Troop 2/11, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of  Bruce Clinton Elkins, M Company 3/11, KIA November 14, 1970

Leslie Thompson

I am honored to have been considered and accepted for the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia scholarship. This scholarship will allow me to plan ahead for and obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree with major in space robotics engineering. I am proud to have served my country and even more proud of the service my father and his brethren provided for The United States of America during the Vietnam War. Without the sacrifices all of you made I don't believe we would have had a safe and secure country to enjoy living in from then to now.

The privilege of attending a university has taught me that nothing can be achieved without both determination and patience, which is something I had forgotten sometime after exiting our Military. It feels refreshing to rekindle that feeling of belonging, and that feeling of self-worth. Out of all the people who were eligible for this scholarship, I feel blessed to have received it. You have given me the opportunity to continue to apply myself toward the future, to feel better about myself and my mental health, and I am forever in your debt.

Leslie Thompson, son of Michael Thompson, G Troop 2/11,  1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Ivan Lorenza Vincent Jr, G Troop 2/11, KIA August 24, 1968

Olivia Welch

This scholarship means so much to my family and I. My grandfather’s involvement in the Vietnam War is especially close to my heart, and he is so happy to share this accolade with me. I’m so blessed to be able to use this scholarship to continue my education beyond high school.

Olivia Welch granddaughter of John Welch, G Troop 2/11, 1968-1969

This scholarship awarded in honor of David Norman Embrey, F Troop 2/11, KIA August 22, 1968
Owen Wright

I am deeply honored and grateful to have received the 11th ACVVC scholarship award, and it means a lot to me both in my education and for my grandfather. My grandfather is one of my greatest supporters, and this scholarship being so closely connected to him and its assistance to its future just compounds this. I am currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree at Temple University, and I look forward to honoring the 11th ACVVC through my education and hard work in order to better the world. This scholarship will greatly assist me in these goals.

Owen Wright, grandson of Roland Baird, L Troop 3/11, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Roy Lee Chaney, E Troop 2/11, KIA December 31, 1970
Alexis Zaragoza

I am deeply honored to have been a recipient of the 11th ACVVC scholarship fund. This scholarship means so much to me in so many ways. However, if I had to pick one, I would have to say this scholarship is most meaningful to me because it goes to recognize those who took part in the Vietnam War, including my grandfather. My grandfather, who was part of the 11th ACVVC during the war, is a great man, and the stories he has to tell never cease to amaze me and make me realize just how the war really was from a personal perspective. He has always been a loving and hardworking person, and I am happy to have been able to learn many things from him. In the end, this scholarship goes to recognize not only our veterans still alive today but those that were lost too. In conclusion, this scholarship is a way to never forget the sacrifices and lives lost during those many days at war.

Alexis Zaragoza, granddaughter of Stephen Zaragoza, G Troop 2/11, 1969-1970

This scholarship awarded in honor of Michael Henry Lynch, D Company 1/11, KIA May 14, 1968