With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Allison is studying general mathematics and minoring in nonprofit management at Appalachian State University. Her plan is to attend law school after graduation and pursue a career as a criminal prosecutor.
Caroline Finken is the daughter of fallen U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Paul Finken. She was very young when he died but remembers him as an extremely kind and humorous man who would do anything for his friends and family.
With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Brent graduated in May 2015 from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aeronautics. Since then, he’s been fulfilling his aviation dreams by beginning his career with Skywest Airlines where he serves as First Officer.
With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Caitlin is studying environmental engineering at the University of Southern California.
With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Betsy is studying early childhood education at Florida International University. She says her love of kids and teaching is what inspired her to pursue a career in teaching.
U.S. Air Force Major Randell Voas was killed in a plane crash while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. His son Mitchell is now a Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) scholar studying marketing at Northwest Florida State College.
With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Blake is studying Political Science at Seton Hall University in New Jersey and plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Izabel Nelson is expected to graduate in 2019. “I am so grateful for all that Fallen Patriots has given me, and with their help I am one step further to graduating from my dream school and favorite place on earth, Virginia Tech.”
U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Lonnie J. Parson died in 2005 when an IED hit his vehicle while on tour in Iraq. His son Lance was 16 years old at the time and says “my father’s sacrifice has meant more to me with each passing year that I mature. He laid down his life for his beliefs and his family.”
Taylor plans to become a psychologist. With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, she is studying psychology and business at the University of San Francisco.
Jessica plans to use her advanced nursing degree to help care for patients in need. With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Jessica graduated from Saint Martin’s University in Washington.
Tyler plans to earn his Ph.D. in genomics and has ambitions to cure and prevent genetic diseases. With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Tyler is studying biology and Spanish at University of Washington.
Justin Mariano is studying biology and global health at University of California – Berkeley. He plans to become a medical doctor.
Keely Schild is the daughter of Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Schild.
Hanna is currently pursuing a nursing degree at Sierra College. “I think my Dad would be most proud of me for keeping a 3.9 GPA in college and continuing to work towards my career goal.” With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, she plans to become a Nurse Practitioner in Labor and Delivery.
Anthony Moore, Jr. remembers feeling an overwhelming drive as he walked off his high school graduation’s stage with his diploma in hand. After losing his father, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Anthony Moore, Sr., Anthony says he felt a variety of intense and scattered emotions.
Adriana’s first love was her father. As a self-proclaimed ‘daddy’s girl,’ she remembers being mesmerized as she’d watch him cook. This ignited a passion and inspired her to pursue studies in regional and international cuisine at the Instituto de Banca y Comercio in Puerto Rico. She plans to become a professional chef and open a restaurant in honor of her father, called ‘Cintrón’s Kitchen.’
The first time Seth Straw walked onto campus at Auburn University and chanted “War Eagle” with other exuberant fans at the Jordan-Hare Stadium, he knew it was the school for him. During this initial visit, without knowing it, he took the first steps towards following the dream his father died to protect.
Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Gregory Skurupey died in a plane crash leaving behind his wife and two children. For his daughter, Sheridan, the biggest challenge has been growing up without her dad.
To say that Charles Mitts strongly influenced his young son, Andrew, would be an understatement. Charles was serving in the Army when he lost his life in a helicopter crash. Never one to give up, his father’s service spurred Andrew to also pursue a career in the military.