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It is with profound sadness that we at the Scott Vallely Soldiers Memorial Fund acknowledge the passing of one of America’s greatest fighter pilots and true patriots. The brother of our close friend and Stand Up America US Kitchen Cabinet member, Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (USAF-Ret.), took his “last flight west” this past week. We […]

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“Where Heaven & Hell Collide” – MG Vallely Urges All to Help

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By Scott W. Winchell A movie is being made that will tell the story that will forever change your lives and you can be part of it. There is a drive for donations underway now and MG Paul E. Vallely (US Army-Ret.) encourages you to do whatever you can to see that the creators succeed […]

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MG Vallely & BG Jones Laud Terry Fator in Las Vegas

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Last Thursday, MG Paul Vallely (US Army-Ret.) and his close friend BG Charles Jones (USAF-Ret.) attended one of Las Vegas’ best and most successful shows. They went to see Terry Fator perform on stage at the Mirage. The singer, comedian, and celebrity impressionist brought down the house as he so famously has each and every time since he […]

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2013 SMF Christmas Package Thank You

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Editor’s Note – As in previous years, the Soldiers Memorial Fund has delivered its Christmas packages to the troops overseas. We wish we could send one to each and everyone in the military in harm’s way, but alas, we do what our volunteer work force and limited resources can handle. Of course, your donations make […]

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SMF Award Winner Graduates from USMC Parris Island

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Justin W. Winchell, a recent Soldiers Memorial Fund award winner has completed his basic training program at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. In so doing, Justin earned the title of “United States Marine”. He also earned the “Expert Marksmen” medal and earned Platoon High Combined PFT/CFT with a perfect score of 600 (Physical Fitness […]

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2013 SMF Scholarship Awarded

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The 2013 Soldiers Memorial Fund Scholarship was recently awarded to Marta Bean for her hard work, selfless determination, volunteer service, and her patriotic and loving devotion to her family, her community, and her husband’s career in the United States Army. Marta Bean currently attends Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana, with the goal of […]

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SMF Annual Awards – Graduating Seniors Entering the Sevices

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Each year, the Scott Vallely Soldiers Memorial Fund awards qualifying seniors graduating from High School or College an award/scholarship to help them begin their military careers or to aid in their continuing education with the military as the end result. The students are chosen from nominations submitted to the Trustees of the fund, or selected […]

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‘Sequester’ hits tuition assistance programs… why?

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Army suspends popular tuition assistance program because of sequester, in blow to soldiers Marissa Koons of Texas and her husband were in the Army for 10 years and nine years respectively. They both received tuition assistance, which has now been suspended due to the sequester. (Courtesy Marissa Koons) by Adrian Carrasquillo, @RealAdrianC – NBC Latino Servicemen and women […]

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Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin featured at Stillwater Christian School

STILLWATER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PRESENTS… For Such A Time As This, An Evening With Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin, US Army (Ret) You are invited to join us for a special evening with Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin, a highly decorated Three Star General, founding member of the US Army’s elite Delta Force, Executive Vice-President of […]

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Long-missing World War II medal awarded in Los Angeles

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By ROBERT JABLON – Aiken Standard LOS ANGELES — Hyla Merin grew up without a father and for a long time never knew why. Her mother never spoke about the Army officer who died before Hyla was born. The scraps of information she gathered from other relatives were hazy: 2nd Lt. Hyman Markel was a […]

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