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Demitroula A. Wolfe
|Univ. of FL, Gainesville|
Kyle S. Morgan
James T. Coogle
|Lt. Larry Bissonett||RD-593|
|2012||Sarah Burley||W. Wash. Univ||Lt. Larry Bissonett||RD-593|
|"||Mathew Jenkins||U. of VA||Vaughn Shuler|
|"||William Richards||Old Dominion U.||Gary Marker||VAL-4|
|"||Kathleen Richards||Old Dominion U.||Gary Marker||VAL-4|
Wright State Univ.
|1999||Gary D. Grassi, Jr||Va. Tech||Gary D. Grassi||NSA|
|1990||Christina McKenna||E4 James F. McKenna||554|
|"||Beverly C. Langevin||CTR2 Robert R. Langevin||NSA|
|1994||Eric Cooper||Univ of Maryland||Clarence Cooper||RD-511|
|1990||Dawn M. Ellis||Capt Sabine Award|
|GMCS Alvin K. Ellis||RivSec 511|
|1990||Christina McKenna||E4 James F. McKenna||RivDiv 554|
|"||Beverly C. Langevin||CTR2 Robert R. Langevin||NSA Phu Bai|
|"||Catherine Sternfels||LTjg Robert B. Sternfels||HCU-1|
|1989||Jason Sullivan||BMCM William A. Sullivan||PCF-70|
|"||Louis V. Pinkham||MR1 Louis Pinkham||USS HUNTERTON CO,|
|"||Christina McKenna||E4 James F. McKenna||RD-554|
|1988||Linh P. Barclay||OS1 Jon Barclay||NAVFORV|
|"||Robert Sternfels||LTJG Robert B. Sternfels||HCU-1|
|"||Stephanie Willett||LT John W. Willett||HAL-3|
|"||Timothy Benish||LT Roger W. Benish||HAL-3|
|1987||Linh P. Barclay||OS1 Jon Barclay||NAVFORV|
|"||Erin P. Keenan||CAPT Richard Keenan||HAL-3|
|"||Frank McIlveen||BM1 William H. McIlveen||
|"||Jodi Longobaroo||Vincent J. Longobaroo||513/515|
|"||Erin M. Laipply||LCDR Charles T. Laipply||521|
|"||Michaele Mixner||CDR Frank L. Mixner||HAL-3|
|1986||Lance A. Hayden||RMCM Thomas E. Hayden||511|
|"||John C. Darrohn||GMCS Jack M. Fogel||131/132 151/152|
|"||Edward B. Rozier||AOCS W.B. Rozier||543/521|
|"||Linh P. Barclay||OS1 Jon Barclay||NAVFORV|
|"||Gregory J. Ullrich||CDR James M. Ullrich||NSAD|
|1982||Yvonne D. Maness||N.C. State|
|1979||Mike Languell||N.C. State||Ret. Cmdr. Fred Longuell|
|1977||Lisa Harrelson||J.T. Harrelson||MST-4|
Update 2001 - My son Mike received what I think was one of the very early scolarship awards in 1979. He has gone on to graduate from NCSU, University of Tenn Space Institute and finally receiving his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. I feel it was an award that was not wasted.
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT - Eric Cooper - " I was fortunate enough to be a recipient of a Gamewardens of Vietnam scholarship back in 1994. I was extremely grateful for being chosen, and the scholarship helped take care of my senior year expenses at the University of Maryland. I completed my B.A. in Technology and Management in December of 1994, and then spent the next year or so getting humbled in the job market. After a few different jobs - some successful, some not - I finally began working as a contractor in the Analysis and Reporting section at the Joint Training, Analysis and Simulation Center in Suffolk, VA in early 1996. This facility supported large-scale military exercises via modeling and simulations. After fourteen months there I relocated up to northern Virginia, where I began working for Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc., supporting missile defense for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO). I have been with the firm for just over four years, and I'm currently working for program management on the National Missile Defense program under BMDO.
In March of this year I completed my M.S. degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. While in northern Virginia I met my wonderful wife Bridget, and we were married in Barbados in January 1999. We just celebrated the birth of our first child - Jessica - one month ago, and I am very much looking forward to spending quality time with our precious gift.
I always loved attending the Gamewarden reunions each summer at Little Creek Amphibious base in Tidewater VA. Not only was there plenty of good food and drink, but I got to crawl on and ride on Pbrs. And many of the Vietnam veterans made me feel very comfortable, despite my "little person" status. My father and mother, Clarence and Evelyn Cooper, both volunteered many hours for your fine organization, which only made the honor of receiving a Gamewarden scholarship that much more special. Now that I have an opportunity to give something back, Bridget and I will be making a small donation to your scholarship fund to help continue the wonderful work your group does each year.
Thank you for showing confidence in me, and God bless."
1/20/2010 - Kingman Daily Miner
Kingman grad honored as Hero at bowl game
KINGMAN - Virginia Tech honored a local solider as Hokie Hero during December's Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Capt. Gary Grassi, Jr., a 1999 graduate of Kingman High School and a 2003 graduate of Virginia Tech, was one of two soldiers honored at the game.