Student Spotlight: Madison Swisher

With the help of Fallen Patriots, Madison is studying psychology and anthropology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her goal is to become a psychologist who helps diagnose developmentally disabled children. 

Meet the Inaugural New York City Gala Emcees

We are so excited to introduce the event emcees of our Inaugural Fallen Patriots New York City Gala - John Elliott, CBS News Personality, and Colonel (Ret) Jack Jacobs, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient and Fallen Patriots Board Member.

Student Spotlight: Dale Mundell

With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots), Dale is studying aviation at Eastern Kentucky University.  He aspires to be an airline pilot for American Airlines so he can be part of Snowball Express, a program that sends families of fallen soldiers on an all expenses paid vacation.

Wife of Fallen Soldier Shares Gold Star Story

When SSg Brackeen decided he wanted to re-enlist in the National Guard at age 49, Winona knew she needed to be able to support her family incase anything happened to him.  She enrolled in nursing school and has inspired her daughter Rachel to follow in her footsteps. 

Student Spotlight: Rachel Brackeen

Rachel Brackeen is the daughter of fallen U.S. Army National Guard Sergeant Clifford Brackeen. “He absolutely loved every minute of being able to serve his country and fight for our freedom,” she explained.

Student Spotlight: Mariana Bandhold

With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Mariana graduated debt free from AMDA with a BFA degree in performing arts. “Thanks to Fallen Patriots, my father’s dream of me going to college was turned into a reality,” she said.

Student Spotlight: Daniel Bertolino

Daniel was 12 years old when his father died overseas. “When I lost my father, I gained a new family through Fallen Patriots, and what a blessing they have been to me through tough times," Daniel said.

Student Spotlight: Sarah Moehling

Sarah Moehling is the daughter of fallen U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2, Timothy Moehling. When Sarah was just three years old her father died in a training accident while deployed.

Meet Your New York City Gala Co-Chairs!

We are so excited to introduce the co-chairs of our Inaugural Fallen Patriots New York City Gala - our board members, Nancy Armstrong, Holly Petraeus and Rob Sweeney and their spouses! We are so grateful for their many years of work in support of military families and we hope you will join us to celebrate the success of the scholars we serve.

Educational Spotlight: How to Begin Your Career

Transitioning from college into full-time employment can leave you feeling lost. For many college seniors and recent graduates, securing that first job is a daunting process. Here are a few simple strategies to get your career off to a great start.

Student Spotlight: Kylie Owen Willis

Kylie Owen Willis is the daughter of fallen U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kirk Owen.  She was fifteen years old when he died while deployed in Afghanistan. 

Student Spotlight: Brandi Anderson

With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots), Brandi is studying at Stetson University. She plans to pursue a master’s degree specializing in Public Administration to fulfill her dream of working for the National Park Service.

Student Spotlight: Patrick Foster

With the help of Fallen Patriots, Patrick Jr. is studying finance at Georgetown University. After graduation he hopes to begin a career with the government at either the Treasury Department or the Federal Reserve.

Student Spotlight: Johannah Bordelon

Johannah Bordelon is the daughter of U.S. Army First Sergeant Michael Bordelon.  He lost his life on May 10, 2005 when a roadside bomb detonated during Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

What's New at Fallen Patriots in 2019

We believe a college education is the single best gift a child of fallen soldiers could receive.  Our assistance stretches beyond monetary value, we also facilitate professional development opportunities via career symposiums, internships, and job placements.