One of the million-plus dependents adversely affected by deployments, nearly nine out of ten do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To close the gap by providing educational support to spouses and children of America's fallen and wounded soldiers.
Major Dan Rooney– the Oklahoma Air National Guard, became painfully aware of the reality families face when a loved one in uniform is killed or wounded. As his flight landed, the pilot announced they carried the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin on board, asking all passengers to respectfully remain seated while his casket de-boarded. Major Rooney watched as Corporal Bucklin’s twin brother walked somberly alongside the flag-covered casket to meet his family. Among them was the deceased Corporal’s young son, Jacob. Major Rooney ached as he thought of his own wife and little girls. Seeing the other side of war through the eyes of Jacob was life-altering.
Sadly, over half the passengers had disregarded the pilot’s request and deboarded. Major Rooney decided he had to do something. Not only would he pay tribute to American service-members and their families, he would live as a reminder among civilians that it is our duty to honor the sacrifices of those who preserve the freedoms we so easily take for granted.
Major Rooney committed to spend his life changing the future of America’s grieving spouses and children. In 2007, he formed the Folds of Honor Foundation; a 501C-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the families of these heroic Americans.
1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team
4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colo.
Served his country from AUGUST 2004 – MAY 2006
KIA in Balad, Iraq on MAY 31, 2006
Survived by son Jacob Green
It’s a symbol of hope, representing the enduring ideals that make this country a beacon of democracy. This logo reflects our mission – to honor the sacrifice of America’s heroes, while giving hope to the bearers of their legacy.
The folded flag is a constant reminder of those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
It inspires us to equip and educate their loved ones in need of your support.
The Folds of Honor Foundation - As local organizer, I am available to discuss all opportunities with you at any time.Please visit www.foldsofhonor.org for more information on the Folds of Honor Foundation, which is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Bob Carnagey - Local Organizer
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Bob Carnagey, Folds of Honor Local Organizer
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Spiro Olympidis, Family Express, Former 713th Combat Engineers of Valparaiso
John Patzwald, The Course at Aberdeen
Mike Rodgers, HD Supply
A.J. Schultz, Current 713th Combat Engineers of Valparaiso
Folds of Honor Northwest Indiana
P.O. Box 365
Valparaiso, IN 46384