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military, iraq war Announces College Grant for Children of Military Involved in Iraq War

Company supports the education of affected minors with parents in the military with an Operation Iraqi Freedom $1,000 college grant.

Elkhart, IN (PRWEB) September 13, 2006 -– Dependents with parents in the military are receiving help from, a leading, content-rich Internet portal. Today announced the launch of its $1,000 college grant to be awarded to a qualifying dependant of an active soldier whose area of operation concentrates in the Iraq War or Afghanistan. This grant is in honor of Army SPC. Roy Russell Buckley and Army SPC. Gavin J. Colburn, both killed in action. 

For award consideration, applicants must have a mother or father in the military who is or has been actively stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan between January 1, 2003 and August 1, 2006. Applicants must also submit a 200-300 word essay describing the history of the purple heart and its significance to them. Applicants cannot be employees, vendors, contractors or partners of

“We’re thrilled to launch this new scholarship fund for dependants of Operation Iraqi Freedom soldiers,” states Clinton Douglas IV, CEO and co-founder of “The war effects us all, especially the soldiers’ family, friends and dependents. Operation Iraqi Freedom has particularly taken a toll on the children of active soldiers. This grant is just one way is contributing to their future success and well-being while honoring two unforgettable, honorable fallen soldiers, Army SPC. Roy Russell Buckley and Army SPC. Gavin J. Colburn.” Douglas served with both soldiers in Iraq, each being in his unit. He worked as a Team Leader with Army SPC. Buckley and Human Resources NCO with Army SPC. Colburn, who had just completed basic training.

Army SPC. Roy Russell Buckley (“Buck”) of the 685 Transportation Company was killed in action on April 22, 2003 traveling in a convoy aboard an M818 truck. His body was found on the side of the road after a vehicle accident. He’s survived by two daughters. Army SPC. Gavin J. Colburn, member of the 542 Transportation Company, was killed in action at the young age of 20 on April 22, 2005. Colburn was stationed during the Iraq War traveling in a convoy vehicle along a supply route when an improvised explosive device detonated nearby. Colburn saved the lives of many nearby soldiers before losing his own life.

Grant applications for dependents of the military involved in the Iraq War or in Afghanistan will be accepted now through October 15, 2006 with winner notification no later than November 30, 2006. The winner must present a copy of their qualifying DD-214 and orders. To submit your application, please visit




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