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New Embry-Riddle Army ROTC Scholarship Fund Honors Capt. Herbert Crosby
Daytona Beach, Fla. , March 29, 2007
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and its Army ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) detachment are pleased to announce the establishment of the Embry-Riddle Army ROTC Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of U.S. Army Capt. Herbert C. Crosby.
Capt. Crosby died in a crash in the Republic of Vietnam while serving as a helicopter pilot with the 1st Aviation Brigade during the Vietnam War. He had been listed as missing in action along with three other crewmembers since January 1970. Crosby’s remains were officially identified in 2006 and returned to the United States for interment at Arlington National Cemetery in May 2007.
His sister, Mary Lou Wade of Titusville, Fla., and other family and friends created the Crosby Army ROTC Fund to honor his selfless dedication to our nation.
“The scholarships are a living acknowledgment of my brother’s service and are meant to inspire and encourage students pursuing an academic degree at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus while also participating in the Army ROTC program,” said Wade.
She added that scholarship awardees will be asked to write a short essay reflecting their personal commitment to service to the nation, so that her brother’s legacy is revived each time a scholarship is awarded in his name.
“We intend to make an annual scholarship award announcement during the fall semester for award in the spring semester,” said Lt. Col. Michael Schaefer, Army ROTC Professor of Military Science at Embry-Riddle. “Awardees must be in good standing for both academic and Army ROTC standards and be eligible or on track to achieve a commission in a component of the U.S. Army upon completion of their studies. Eligible students will be selected by the University Scholarship Committee.”
According to Wayne Munson, Executive Director of Alumni Relations at Embry-Riddle, Capt. Crosby’s sister has specified that students with financial need receive top priority for the scholarships. “Contributions to the fund will assist in growing the opportunities for scholarly support to more Army ROTC students at Embry-Riddle,” Munson said.
Donations to the Crosby Army ROTC Fund can be mailed to:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Office of Development
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(Please note on check: “Crosby Army ROTC Scholarship.”)
For more information, contact Wayne Munson at (386) 226-7600 or email@example.com.
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