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The Society of The 3rd Infantry Division
Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Last Update January 17, 2010

Scholarship News- 2010

Call for Applications for Scholarship Grants: The Scholarship Foundation is currently accepting applications from candidates seeking 2010 scholarship grants in the amount of $1000 or more. Four or more scholarship grants will be awarded in 2010. All applications must reach the Foundation by the deadline date, May 1, 2010. Our Directors will determine awards in May, and scholarship/grants will be paid in June to the recipients’ accounts at the institutions of higher learning specified on their applications. Candidates can obtain the official application and instructions needed to complete their submissions at the Society website, www.3rdiv.org, or at the Foundation website, http://www.3idscholarshipfoundation.org, or by contacting Chairman Lynn Ball at 2010 Worcester Lane, Garland TX 75040, or at 972-495-1704. Applicants’ sponsors must be Regular Members or Direct Descendant Associate Members of the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division. Soldiers of the Division may serve as their own sponsors. Please contact Lynn Ball with any questions you might have.

Those eligible to compete for scholarship grants include all Soldiers who served or are now serving with the 3rd Infantry Division and their biological or adopted offspring, as well as the unmarried spouses of Soldiers killed in action or who died of their wounds while serving in combat with the 3rd Infantry Division. Our program has been expanded to include graduate students. Remember, the deadline for entry is May 1, 2010.

Grants already Planned: In addition to the Scholarship Foundations’ direct awards, we already have two awards honoring individuals: “The Thomas W. Mason Old China Hand Legacy Award” and the “Terrence A. Smith Memorial Award Honoring Cpt. Raymond D. Hill, II.” The Thomas W. Mason Award is presented annually under our Legacy Program. An essay entitled “Rock of the Marne at the Tigris and Euphrates,” by our 2009 Legacy Award recipient, appears in this issue. Sadly, Thomas W. Mason passed away in September 2009, but his name and memory of his pride in his service with the 3rd Infantry Division will live on into perpetuity. Terrence A. Smith’s award honors Cpt. Raymond D. Hill, II, who was killed in action in Baghdad, Iraq, on October 29, 2009. It is wonderful to remember our fallen heroes like Cpt. Hill in such a special and lasting way. We hope to have more such honors included in this year’s Scholarship Grant Program. Our brave Soldiers deserve all the recognition we can humbly provide.

Good News: In the December Watch, we announced the availability of several copies of Faces of War II: Red Dragon, the Second Round and requested that those wanting a copy of the book send the Foundation a suggested donation of $28.00. Since then, Dr. Bae Suk Lee, who was instrumental in obtaining the books for us, contacted the editor, Norman L. Strickbine, and explained that we might need more books. Mr. Strickbine said he would supply as many books as we need so please send us your orders. Faces of War II: Red Dragon, the Second Round is a hardback chronicle containing 468 pages featuring 190 profiles of the men and women who served during the Korean War. Along with these vignettes are hundreds of photographs, many published for the first time. Each profile begins with a photo of the individual featured, and his/her full name, serial number, nickname, MOS, birth date, hometown, and a list of medals and awards received. The profile continues with the individual’s background and experiences while serving in Korea. On each facing page are captioned photographs depicting events discussed in the profile. Included in the book are several action maps, memorials, and poems, as well as definitions of all abbreviations listed in the book; these enhance the summary of the actions during the Korean War. The remaining pages are filled with captioned photographs. It is a wonderful book to own. To order, make your check for $28.00 payable to the Foundation and send it to 2010 Worcester Lane Garland TX 75040. Enclosed with your book, you will receive a tax-certification letter for the amount donated.

Upcoming Programs: Our directors are currently in the process of developing our 2010 fundraising and Scholarship Grant programs. Last year we had many more applicants than our budget could serve. We hope, this year, to serve all deserving applicants. To do this, we need your help.

We have received many supportive comments about our 2009 raffle, and some donors have begun to send prizes for our next raffle. While no date has yet been set for another raffle, we have received Wayne Conley’s promise of a weapon, and we are looking into obtaining other weapons for a future raffle. Kathy Daddato has delivered a handmade, queen-size quilt featuring The Patch, and Paul Schewene sent two, author-signed copies of Newport: The Sin City Years, which includes information about the 7th Infantry Regiment stationed at Newport, Kentucky, in 1808. We appreciate this support and will let everyone know our decision regarding a future raffle as soon as possible. Currently, we are working on our fundraising programs to support our 2010 awards. The Scholarship Foundation is chartered by the I.R.S. as a Not-For-Profit Public Corporation, and our Directors are all volunteers who receive no payment for their services. This means that all contributions support the Foundation’s work.

Those wishing to assist in our efforts to provide scholarship grants to our Soldiers and Children of the Division should send their gifts to the Foundation at 2010 Worcester Lane, Garland TX 75040. Donations to the Foundation are tax-exempt and Letters of Tax Exemption Certification are issued by return mail to all donors. (There is a delay in word reaching us when donations to the Scholarship Foundation are sent through the Society. However, as soon as we receive notification of a donor’s gift, we issue a Tax Certification Letter.) We thank the recent contributors listed below. These contributions were received between 11/10/09 and 1/9/10. 

Legend: Platinum: $1000-$4999; Gold: $500-$999; Silver: $100-$499; Bronze: $1-$99.

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Thomas R. Maines

Judith Ann Donnelly
Trans America Underwriters, Inc.

Harvey I. and Frances Sladkus

                      Bronze

Mark L. Anastas

Dan and Cleo Callahan

Donald C. and Anita Dingee

James A. Hoffsis

James and Amy Jeffries

Harry E. and Sarah Jones

Harry E. Kee

James W. and Linda McLean
 

Milo M. and Anne Moyano

William J. Prentice
Landel J. and Darlene Pugh 

James R. and Shirley Rabourn

John and Adrianna Van Der Wiele

Jack L. and Carlynn Warren

George E. West

Donald T. Zelles

 

 

 

2008 Scholarship Grant Recipients

The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Scholarship Foundation, Inc. awarded 2008 scholarship grants in the amount of $1000 each to Kristin Costa, Bogota NJ; Christine M. Nussio, Dumphries VA; Ashleigh Roberts, Bells TX; Erin K. Willis, Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Kurt A. Yaeger, Swampscott MA. Our 2008 judges, Tomas R. Maines, Jerome A. Manley, Marco Montoya, Whitney P. Mullen, and Lynn D. Ball, commend these five recipients chosen from a field of excellent candidates. The profiles following summarize our grant recipients’ unique excellence, and we thank the sponsors who nominated each candidate. We also extend our special thanks to our donors who made these grants possible.

Kristin Costa, sponsored by her paternal grandfather, Alfred Costa, is the recipient of the
“Thomas W. Mason Old China Hand” award, endowed by Mr. Mason. Miss Costa is a sophomore at The University of Delaware where she is majoring in pre-veterinary medicine. She entered the university with a high grade point average while taking honors classes and has maintained her scholastic standing throughout her freshman year. Miss Costa’s community service includes volunteer work at St. Joseph’s High School, Bergen County Animal Shelter, and participation in the programs of the “Community Service Committee.” She holds several “Academic Achievement” awards and is listed as an English and History Honors Student.


Extracurricular activities include serving as Captain in retreat organization, and participation in high school Student Council and swim team. Additionally, Miss Costa holds varsity letters for two years participation in basketball. Throughout high school, Miss Costa held part-time jobs, and she earned a Knights of Columbus Scholarship. Her essay, entitled “The Distinction of the 3rd Infantry Division,” provides a brief and extremely accurate history of the Division and concludes with her grandfather’s pride in serving with the Division and her family’s pride when her grandfather, Alfred Costa, spoke at the Paterson, New Jersey, premier of “To Hell and Back” starring Audie Murphy.


Christine M. Nussio, sponsored by her father, LTC Ricky J. Nussio, is the recipient of the “Thomas W. Mason Old China Hand” award, endowed by Mr. Mason. Miss Nussio is a freshman at Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia, where she majors in courses supportive of her goals as a historian. Miss Nussio scored in the top 1% of all graduating seniors in 2008 through the National Merit Scholars program. Through Kolbe Academy, she won honors in theology, history, literature, and English, and she earned a “Presidential Active Lifestyle Award” and multiple awards from “Fort Knox Catholic Community.” Further, she is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. Miss Nussio lists 21 extracurricular activities and community service credits, most of which involve tutoring (Latin and math), music, sports, and religious activities.

Additionally, she is the co-founder of the Teen’s Needle Club, and she volunteers at the Officers’, Spouses’, and Civilians’ Club. Miss Nussio’s essay entitled “Standing Firm throughout the Years” begins, “Down south in the swamplands of Georgia is an Army post called Fort Stewart. It is the official home of the toughest breed of soldiers, better known as the Dog Face Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division.” This excellent four-page historical summary, spanning the years from 1918 to the present, uses active adjectives to capture not only the historical facts but also the pride and commitment to duty of the soldiers of the Division. It ends with “Americans of all ages can be encouraged and thankful knowing the Rock of the Marne will always stand to defend their freedom, as long as there are ordinary American citizens ready to serve their country as heroes in the uniform of the Dog Face soldier.”


Ashleigh Roberts, sponsored by her maternal grandfather, Chester L. Ball, USA Ret., is a sophomore at Texas A&M University where she majors in Engineering. Miss Roberts completed her high school education with a very high grade point average and has maintained her scholastic standing throughout her freshman year in college. In sports, she held the title of Co-Captain in varsity cross-country, basketball, and volleyball. She served as treasurer of Marching Band, and holds leadership roles in Youth Group at her church. There she also participates in organizations such as Choir, Angel Food Ministries, and Church Christmas Play. She is a member of Beta Club, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and is listed as an “Elite All-American Cheerleader.”

Her essay, entitled “The Importance of Setting Goals in Life. . . ,” begins “In today’s society the world is based upon setting and achieving goals.” It moves from the goals our parents instill in us as small children, through the indecision of the teen years, to the realization that as adults we are responsible for setting our own goals and ensuring that they are both measurable and achievable.” The essay ends with one’s feeling of accomplishment when goals, large and small, are met. This, Miss Roberts believes, sets an example for others to follow.


Erin K. Willis, sponsored by her mother, SFC Sonya K. Willis, is the recipient of the
“Thomas W. Mason Old China Hand” award, endowed by Mr. Mason. Miss Willis is a sophomore at Kennesaw State University where she is majoring in early childhood education. She entered the university with a 4.0 grade point average and has maintained her scholastic standing. A few of Miss Willis’ many accomplishments include Community Service through church and sports leadership activities, math tutoring, and assistance with Senior Olympics (in the U.S. and Japan) and church-sponsored local blood drives. Extracurricular activities include soccer referee and coach, church choir member, and high school student aid. Miss Willis holds memberships in Phi Eta Sigma (the American freshmen honor society), soccer team, swim team, art club, and more.

Her essay, entitled “American Patriotism,” begins “On September 11, 2001, outside forces determined to destroy us attacked the United States.” Miss Willis’s essay dramatically summarizes the event and marvels at the demonstration of American patriotism she witnessed in the days, weeks, and months following. She provides an extended definition of “being an America,” in which she expresses her opinion that American patriotism has less to do with where one was born than it has to do with freedom from prejudice and support of America, her people, and her direction. As one frame of reference, Miss Willis recounts what she observed about the meaning of freedom while reading Woman at Point Zero. As Miss Willis’s essay closes, she reminds us: “America is, if not the only country, a country where freedoms are granted so that people can achieve their ultimate potential in life.”


Kurt A. Yaeger, sponsored by his maternal grandfather, Charles M. Lamlein, is the recipient of the “Whitney P. Mullen Award,” presented in honor of the soldiers of the 15th Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division, past and present. Mr. Yaeger is a sophomore at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, where he is majoring in medicine. He entered college as an honor student and has maintained his high GPA. He lists an astounding number of credits in academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, athletics, and part-time employment. He is listed as an Advanced Placement Scholar and has received the Stimson Marine Corps Scholarship for Outstanding Public Service and the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship. Mr. Yaeger was selected as the representative of his high school at a symposium in Boston on “Current Genocides in the World.” Further, he attended a meeting in Washington D. C., where he participated in discussion with national leaders concerning genocide in Darfur. Mr. Yaeger serves as a member of the music committee for a weekly program aired on WJRH Lafayette College Radio, and he has organized service projects to benefit Tsunami (2005) and Hurricane Katrina (2006) victims. He served on the high school newspaper as staff and Arts Section writer. Additionally, Mr. Yeager has participated in many medical volunteer capacities including operating room assistance. In sports, Yaeger served as Captain of his Varsity Cross Country Team and as midfield attack in Varsity Lacrosse.

His essay, simply entitled “Essay,” discusses what he has learned from reading such authors as Steven Ambrose and David McCollough—that there is a “common thread” among brave soldiers showing that “they all strive to uphold their honor and patriotism even in the face of grave danger.” Yaeger has tried to model his life “around the core values that military personnel exhibit during times of war.” He relates fond memories of conversations he with his grandfather, Charles “Pops” Lamlein, and attributes his love of the uniform to his early experiences of feeling like a hero when he “wore” his grandfather’s 1950s vintage Army uniform. This, he says, was a large motivator in his joining the Boy Scouts of America and later becoming an Eagle Scout. “Those in uniform” he believes “are the country’s true heroes.” Taking a step further, Yeager’s deep patriotism has led him to what he hopes will be a life of service to the human race as a physician. He ends his essay with “I am confident that my ideals, inspired by our country’s veterans, will carry me through.”

 

Scholarship Foundation News
September 2008 Edition

The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Scholarship Foundation, Inc. has completed its 2008 awards of five scholarship grants to very deserving young people of the Division and is now accepting grant applications for 2009. It is time for all sponsors (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents) affiliated with the 3rd Infantry Division to urge our children of the Division to submit their applications. Applications are available from Lynn Ball (see page 2 for addressing information) or from the Society website at www.3rdiv.org. Soldiers of the Division are also eligible candidates. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 1, 2009.

In parallel with our requests to receive 2009 applications are the Foundation’s advertising and fund-raising programs. This year, we will escalate our advertising in an effort to involve more young people in our Scholarship Grant Program and more contributors in our Fund-raising Program. We commend Dr. Bae Suk and Miyong Lee for their generous, 3rd annual, Platinum-level gift, and Audie Murphy Outpost #35 members for their early support of a Gold donation to our Fund-raising Program. We also thank Trans Atlantic Underwriters, Inc. for their generous fourth annual, Platinum-level gift, and Thomas R. Maines for his fourth-annual Platinum-level donation in memory of SFC Ralph E, Rickenbacher, "American Soldier." In 2009, one scholarship will be presented in honor of SFC Rickenbacher. Tom served with Rick in Korea in 1950-51.

We urge donors to take advantage of past and present employers’ Matching Gifts Programs. Most Matching Gifts Programs double or triple donations contributed by past and present employees. For more information on Matching Gifts or for sending contributions, please contact Lynn Ball, 2010 Worcester Lane, Garland TX 75040 or 972-495-1704. We thank all those who have supported our efforts to help our young people with the ever-increasing cost of higher education. Following are the names of donors who have contributed to our Fund-raising Program since publication of the August Watch.

Legend: Platinum ($1000-$4999); Gold ($500-$999); Silver ($100-$499); Bronze ($1-$99)

Platinum
Dr. Bae Suk and Miyong Lee
Thomas R. Maines
Trans America Underwriters, Inc.

Gold
Audie Murphy Outpost #35 members
Peter G. and Alice A. Caraberis

Silver
Joseph W. Ball
Dr. Marinus and Kay Flux
Gen. Maurice W. Kendall
Charles M. and Helen Lamlein
John C. and Betty Martin
Gen. Charles M. and Eileen Murray
Major Stephen W. Thrasher

Bronze
Joseph W. and Lynn Ball
James S. and Pia Blackwell
Thomas J. Brazier
Pietro and Marie Buongiorno
Donald L. and Alberta Childs
George F. Cicci Jr.
Wayne S. and Patricia Conley
James L. and Cora Fields
Philip and Cheryl Fotia
William L. Gardner Jr.
James L. Gray Sr.
Douglas and Evelyn L. Hardy
Patrick and Stephanie Kane
Matthew A. Lukow
BG John W. and Kelly Peabody
Willis C. Royall Jr.
Justin D. Valle
John and Adriana Van Der Wiele

 

Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Fiscal 2008 Financial Report

July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008

 

Total Fiscal 2008 Receipts

 

$37,598.14

          Donations

$35,853.50

 

          Interest on Investments

$  1,744.64

 

 

 

 

2008 Scholarship Grants

 

$  5,000.00

 

 

 

Expense        

            Deposit slips                                       

            1st Quarter OP/Fund-raising               

            2nd Quarter OP/Fund-raising              

            3rd Quarter OP/Fund-raising              

            4th Quarter OP/Fund-raising              

            Applicant Processing                         

            Security Bond                                    

            Premium on Bond Purchase               

 


$       8.00

$     59.50

$   693.20

$     87.73

$   264.70

$   143.62

$   326.03

$   107.50


$  1,690.28

 

 

 

Total Disbursements

 

$ 6,690.28

 

 

 

Net Assets: 6/30/08                                                                12-month CD at 3.25%                      

            Municipal Bond at 4.75%                  

            Cash                                                               

 
$26,000.00

$25,000.00

$  9,159.23

$60,159.23

 

 

 

(Unpaid interest due 6/09: $2,032.30)

 

Accounts Payable:                                                                                                    None

 

Net Increase in Scholarship Foundation Assets: Fiscal Year 2008: $30,907.86

 

Scholarship Foundation Receives Thomas W. Mason Endowment
December 2, 2007



    In response to the Scholarship Foundation’s Endowment Program, Society Member Thomas W. Mason has provided a Gold Star donation to the Foundation. Mr. Mason asked that the Foundation award part of his gift annually, from 2008-2010, and that the remainder of his gift be invested and managed in the Foundation’s General Fund. Each of his annual scholarship grants will bear the following name: Tom Mason “Old China Hand” Scholarship Grant. Mr. Mason’s Gold Star plaque, awarded by Joe Ball on behalf of the Foundation, is pictured here.

Tom, who celebrated his 96th birthday in Newport, Oregon, on September 13, 2007, enlisted in the Army, in 1931, and was assigned to the 9th Field Artillery in Ft. Lewis, Washington. As it was the height of the Great Depression, Tom says he joined less for patriotism than for the guarantee of three squares per day. Tom wanted to serve in China; however; a volunteer for that duty was not accepted unless the soldier had served a full three-year enlistment, received an Honorable Discharge, re-enlisted, and waited for a vacancy. After being accepted for China duty, Tom left Fort McDowell on Angel Island, on 9/1/34, with stopovers in Hawaii and Manila, and arrived in Longkou, China, on 9/27/34. Assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, stationed at Tientsin, Tom joined Service Company of the 15th in the Transportation Platoon. This was a glorified term that meant you took care of the horses and mules. Tom didn’t like horses and hated mules—a perfect union of man and beast, thanks to the U.S. Army. At that time, a private in the Army earned $28.75 per month, but Tom earned an extra $2.00 per month as a teamster. A bottle of beer at the P.X. cost nine cents. In all, Tom says his days with the “Old China Hands” were some of the best of his military career. With official military duties completed by noon each day, the afternoons and evenings were filled with sports and athletics. He and others often questioned the purpose of their mission in China. In later years it was concluded that they were the line of communication between Peking and the sea.

Tom continued his military career for another 18 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1954. In between, there was WW2 and the Korea Conflict where Tom played a vital role with the 3rd Infantry Division during the Hungnam evacuation. He also served with U. S. Army HQ in Japan, 14th Infantry at Fort Carson, and as Motor Officer for the United Nations Command at the Persidio. In all, Tom served the U. S. Army for 23 years. The Scholarship Foundation officers and trustees are very appreciative of Tom’s endowed gift. (Profile summarized with permission: Dragon. January 2006, 14-15.)
 

In Honor of Lou Schindler, Outpost #35 members Gracie Potts and Jerry Kraft donated a Platinum level gift to the Foundation. Lou was our Colorado Springs Reunion Host Coordinator, and he is the recipient of three Combat Infantrymen Badges. Gracie and Jerry wanted to honor Lou’s service in a lasting way. Lou is one of only 295 soldiers to be awarded the Combat Infantrymen Badge three times: WW2, Korea, and Vietnam.
Lou received an invitation from the Pentagon to attend a 1985 reunion at Fort Benning, honoring those awarded the C.I.B. three times. Their names were unveiled on panels, which were then installed at the Infantry Museum. Many of our vets may have served in three wars. What is special about these 295 soldiers is that they served three times in Combat Infantry. The little blue badge with the rifle engraved on it is special. To be awarded the C.I.B. with two stars deserves respect and, in our present climate, may never be awarded again. Lou wrote, “There will always be someone to receive the Medal of Honor; but I doubt that anyone will receive the C.I.B. three times, again.”

Endowment Program: When a donor endows a scholarship grant, it is awarded in the name specified by the donor. Money assigned through an endowment is invested, and scholarship grants are paid from the interest earned on the investment. The principal is never used, but continues to earn interest year-after-year supporting scholarships grants in the name of the donor.
Matching Gifts Program: Under our Matching Gifts Program, donors obtain a Matching Gifts form from their present or former employers, complete their portion of the form, and send it and their current contribution to the Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation completes the form and returns it to the designated employer. Often, former and present employers match not only the entire gift bestowed but also sometimes as much as two or three times the amount donated. Donors receive credit for the full amount.

IRA Withdrawals: Congress has stated that, for tax years 2006 and 2007, all or any portion of an IRA required minimum withdrawal (RMD) can be donated to a qualified charity, such as our Scholarship Foundation, with no tax liability to the donor. If your RMD puts you into a higher tax bracket, possibly an IRA RMD donated to the Foundation could reduce your overall tax liability. Consult your tax adviser; this information is not to be interpreted as legal advice.
Those who wish to help our young people achieve their higher education goals may send their contributions to the Foundation at 2010 Worcester Lane, Garland TX 75040. Checks should be made payable to “Scholarship Foundation.” Remember, no gift is too small; we are grateful for all participation. Following is the gift giving legend and a list of those who have contributed to the Foundation between August 15th and October 30th; each donor has been sent a tax-certification letter.

Legend: Gold Star: $10,000 - $49,999; Platinum: $1,000 - $4,999; Gold: $500 - $999; Silver: $100 - $499; Bronze: $1 – 99.

Gold Star Donor:
Thomas W. Mason
Gold Star Donor:
Thomas W. Mason
   
Silver Donors:
Bob Boucart
Joseph W. Ball
Bronze Donors:
Harold H. Sicks
John E. Martin
Kurt E. Karlson
Alvin R. Richman Jr.
Michael T. Tapper
Donald L. Childs Sr.
Floyd N. Bolton
Virgil K. Hawn
Dean J. Lockwood
Charles K. Morse
Charles R. Hosler
Jim and Linda Reeves
Dennis R. Noes
   

 

 

July 24, 2007 - The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Scholarship Foundation Trustees and Officers have selected three recipients of the Foundation’s 2007 scholarship grant awards. Each of the awards is in the amount of $1000.00, and each has been paid to the respective recipient’s student account at the university designated. The names and profiles of the recipients will be announced at the Society’s reunion in Colorado Springs, in September. A photograph of each recipient and his/her profile will be submitted to The Watch on the Rhine for publication in October. These will also be posted on the Society’s web page. Our three recipients are all outstanding scholars with sound plans for success in the future. We can all be very proud of these young people. We can also be proud of our trustees and officers charged with the heavy responsibility of evaluating all submissions. They are Thomas R. Maines, Whitney P. Mullen, Jerome A. Manley, Marco Montoya, and Lynn Ball. Their work is greatly appreciated, and they are to be commended. Following are brief profiles of four of our officers/trustees. We hope to include Tom Maines profile in a future publication.



Whitney P. “Whit” Mullen:

Whit Mullen’s early career with Glenn L. Martin Aircraft was quickly interrupted by WW2. He completed basic training at Camp Croft, South Carolina, in July 1944, and embarked for France where he joined the 15th Infantry Regiment. He was with the 15th through the toughest battles of the Colmar campaign, during the time when the 3rd Infantry Division was so decimated by 450 days in continuous combat that it was pulled out of action for three weeks, and he continued with the 15th through its many crossings of the Rhine and Main Rivers, through Nuremberg and Augsburg, and finally into Salzburg at the end of the war. Whit was then sent south into Austria where he attended photography school with the Army’s signal photo company. He remained with that group as an instructor until he took his Honorable Discharge. Post War, Whit worked for Kimble Glass Company as a manager in the production of medical equipment while attending Glassboro State College. He then entered the field of education as a teacher/principal while obtaining his doctorate degree in science from Duke University. Soon after, he embarked on his long teaching career as Associate Professor of Science Education with Elon University.



Jerome A. “Jerry” Manley:

Jerry Manley’s 47-year career with Paper Calmenson Steel, in Roseville, Minnesota, was interrupted in 1952 by his military service. After completing basic training at Fort Riley Kansas, he attended the NCO Academy and was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division in Korea where he also attended Combat Leader School. At the time of his Honorable Discharge from the Army, Jerry was a S/Sgt. in K Company of the
7th Regiment. During his professional career, Jerry rose to the position of Chief Engineer with Calmenson and advanced from Department Shop Steward through various positions of the Executive Board of IUE/CWA union’s Midwest District covering 15 states. Currently, Jerry is a VP of MN AFL-CIO Retiree Council and President of the St. Paul Chapter of the Council. While an active volunteer in his church and religious and community organizations, he is also a charter member of the Fridley Historical Society, a member of its Board of Directors, and Chairman of its Maintenance Committee. Jerry is a Past President of the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, a current member of the Society’s Executive Committee, and Secretary/ Treasurer of Outpost #12.



Marco Montoya:

Marco Montoya holds a doctorate in the field of Socio-demography and masters degrees in Educational Psychology and Public Health. Since his 1998 active duty recall, Dr. Montoya coordinates Hispanic Outreach Initiatives for Texas State University—San Marcos, as Director of the Texas ENLACE Office. Marco began his military career in 1965 with basic training at Fort Polk and combat medic training at Fort Sam Houston. He was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division’s Medical Battalion in Aschaffenburg, Germany, with duty at the Division’s Mental Health Consultation Service in Kitzingen. In addition to patient duties, he worked with the Division’s psychiatrist and social worker in developing a Preventive Psychiatry Program and served as the unit Supply NCO and Assistant Unit NCO. Montoya was the first medic to graduate from the 3rd Infantry Division NCO Academy. He transferred to the US Army Reserve, in 1968, as a Staff Sergeant assigned to the 301st Civil Affairs Group and as Assistant 1st Sergeant with collateral duty in the Education Section. He received a direct commission as a USAR 2nd Lieutenant and was given command of the new 889th Petroleum Distribution Detached Platoon of the 96th Reserve Command in 1970. As he advanced to the rank of Captain, Montoya served at the JFK Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, at the US Public Health Service, with the National Center for Health Services Research, with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, with the Food and Drug Administration, and finally as Personnel Officer to the PHS Hurricane Andrew Taskforce, as it operated South Florida emergency care services. Dr. Montoya is a graduate of the National Defense University National Security Management Course and is a Distinguished Graduate of the Naval War College.
 


Lynn Ball:

Lynn Ball, Chairman of the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Scholarship Foundation, holds an undergraduate degree from Lamar University in English, French, and history and graduate degrees in research and communications from Texas Christian University where she enjoyed a full scholarship. She began her professional career at Texas A&M University, Commerce, where she wrote and developed the university’s
technical writing program, which achieved state accreditation. Lynn then moved into industry, first with Docutel Corporation where she developed customer documentation and training in operations and maintenance functions of financial transaction products for Docutel’s customers, American Express and Citibank. Following post-graduate studies in engineering, Lynn left transaction technology in favor of telecommunications, embarking on a long career with Nortel Networks (Northern Telecom, Ltd.) first, as a documentation and training specialist and later, in Research and Development Engineering as a product/project manager responsible for developing new telecommunications products and system software loads for Nortel’s customers including several major universities, the Department of Defense (DOD), and major military installations using both CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and Meridian Stored Logic (secured campus) technology. Lynn’s first love is teaching so she also taught college classes, part time, working an evening schedule steadily from 1990 until 2006 when she retired from Nortel Networks to accept a full time teaching schedule with Richland College, Dallas, Texas. In 2004, Lynn was instrumental in establishing the Scholarship Foundation as a separate entity, designed to serve the offspring of our 3rd Infantry Division soldiers, past and present, and secured its I.R.S. charter as a Not-for-Profit Public Charity.

Our officers/trustees recently prepared guidelines to help promising candidates submit successful application packages to any agency offering scholarship grants, and that list was sent to each of our unsuccessful 2007 candidates with a request that they reapply in 2008. It is our hope that the materials sent to those who applied in 2007 will help them produce successful application packages in the future. To that end, we will continue our fund-raising campaign in the hope of serving even more candidates in 2008. We will also continue to present our Platinum Award plaques to donors contributing $1000.00 or more during 2007. There is no cost to the Foundation for these awards, as Outpost #35 President Joe Ball donates them in his support of this worthy work. Plaques will also be awarded to those participating in our Matching Gifts and Endowment Programs when combined contributions reach or exceed $1000.00 in 2007.

Matching Gifts Program: Under our Matching Gifts program, donors obtain Matching Gifts forms from their present or former employers, complete their portion of the form, and send it and their contribution to the Scholarship Foundation. Foundation officers will then complete the form and return it to the designated employer. Often, former and present employers match not only the entire gift bestowed but also more—sometimes as much as twice the amount of the retiree or employee’s donation.

Endowment Program: When a donor endows a scholarship grant, it is awarded in the name specified by the donor. Money assigned through an endowment is invested, and scholarship grants are paid from the interest earned on the investment. The principal is never used, but continues to earn interest year-after-year supporting scholarships grants in the name of the donor.

IRA Withdrawals: Congress has stated that, for tax years 2006 and 2007, all or any portion of an IRA required minimum withdrawal (RMW) can be donated to a qualified charity, such as our Scholarship Foundation, with no tax liability to the donor. If your RMW puts you into a higher tax bracket, possibly an IRA RMW, donated to the Foundation, might reduce your overall tax liability. Consult your tax adviser; this information is not to be interpreted as legal advice.

 

Society of the 3rd Infantry Division
Scholarship Foundation, Inc

Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Purpose

The purpose of the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is to provide college and vocational scholarships/student aid to the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, including those by adoption, of Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Life, Regular Annual, and direct-descendent Associate* members in good standing, and to any child or grandchild or un-remarried spouse of a 3rd Infantry Division veteran who was Killed In Action while on active duty with the 3rd Infantry Division.

Scholarship/student aid awards granted are applied toward the applicant’s college or vocational school education and will be paid directly to the winning applicant’s account at the accredited school of his/her choice. Applicants must re-apply for scholarship benefits each year while in school. Awards are not made for graduate school degree programs.

* Direct-descendent Associate Members include the following relationships to a Society of the 3rd Infantry Division sponsor, whether or not the sponsor is living: wife or husband, son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, great grandchildren.

Click here to print and view the Application Package
ScholarAppl.pdf

Contributions to the Scholarship Foundation are Tax-Deductible

Scholarship By-Laws and Constitution

Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Scholarship Foundation, Inc. News
By Lynn Ball

March 8, 2005. Since the article was written for the February Watch on The Rhine, great change in our status has occurred. We received notification from the I.R.S. that our application for Not-For-Profit status was approved, effective November 19, 2004. That means that all donors’ gifts are tax-deductible. We were pleasantly surprised to be granted an effective date of 11/19/04, as that is our incorporation date. This means that the I.R.S. moved back to our incorporation date to grant our NFP status even though we did not request it until December 9th. Further, we were granted status as a “public charity.”

In a separate action, we also received exemption from Texas State Franchise Sales & Use Tax. Thanks to the efforts of everyone on the committee, we are now ready to accept both applications for scholarships/student aid and contributions to the Foundation.

We stated in the February issue of the Watch that, in 2005, scholarships/student aid would be in the amount of $750.00 or more (depending upon donations) so NOW is the time to put our qualifying young folks to work on their applications for scholarships/student aid.

All applications and donations should be sent to Scholarship Foundation at 2010 Worcester Lane, Garland, TX 75040. The deadline for submitting applications for scholarships/student aid is May 1, 2005. Requirements and application information appeared in the February Watch and on this website at:
ScholarAppl.pdf
If you have any questions, contact Lynn Ball, Chairperson at
ldball1@msn.com .
 

Maximize Your Scholarship Foundation Donations 

Matching Funds: Your company may double or even triple your gift to the Scholarship Foundation if your employer has a program of matching charitable contributions made by employees. Some companies even match gifts made by its directors or retirees. If interested in exploring this avenue of gift giving, contact Lynn Ball to request a Matching Gifts form. She will send it to you to complete. You can mail it back to her for completion by the Scholarship Foundation before mailing it to your company. 

A Donation in Your Will provides another way to contribute to the Scholarship Foundation to retain a role in the education of some of our own young folks. Your tax-deductible estate gift can be invested to grow and generate revenue to support the Foundation’s scholarship efforts forever. If such a bequest interests you, contact Lynn Ball, ldball1@msn.com for more information.

Those wishing to contribute to the Foundation or to submit an Application for a Scholarship should mail them to The Scholarship Foundation, 2010 Worcester Lane, Garland, TX 75040 and on this website at: ScholarAppl.pdf

 

Scholarship Application Entries


Scholarship Application http://www.warfoto.com/ScholarAppl.pdf

Scholarship By-Laws and Constitution http://www.warfoto.com/ScholarConstitByLaws.pdf
                                                                                  

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