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. 

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.

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: 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.

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. 

Student Spotlight: Allison Staley

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.  

Student Spotlight: Caroline Finken

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. 

Student Spotlight: Brent Blackmore

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. 

Student Spotlight: Caitlin Rowe

With the help of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Caitlin is studying environmental engineering at the University of Southern California. 

Student Spotlight: Betsy Ehlers

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.

Student Spotlight: Mitchell Voas

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.

Student Spotlight: Blake Rowe

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.

Student Spotlight: Izabel Nelson

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.”

Student Spotlight: Lance J. Parson

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.”

Student Spotlight: Taylor Porkorney

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.