Lint Center’s ‘Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton, Jr.’ Scholarship ($500)
WINNER: A. Thorpe (2013)

SSgt Thorpe is stationed at United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) on Scott AFB, IL. During his military career as an Intelligence Applications Specialist, SSgt Thorpe has deployed four times in Afghanistan, Africa, and Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the past, he served within Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) on Hurlburt Field from Sept 2006 – Sept 2012, and United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) from May 2003 – Sept 2006. Currently, he is pursuing a BS in Criminal Justice with a minor in Homeland Security through Pennsylvania State University.

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