Fallen Soldier to be Remembered with Scholarship Fundraiser

PFC. Brandon King
Posted at 11:35 AM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 11:07:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –A fallen soldier's memory is being kept alive with an annual scholarship fundraiser. 

The family of U.S. Army Pfc. Brandon King is awarding scholarships for the sixth year on Saturday. King was killed on July 14, 2010 at Combat Outpost Nolen during an attack by enemy forces in Afghanistan. The King family has raised $40,000 dollars over the past five years. Four scholarships will be handed out this year.  Nathaniel Carter Jones of Monticello who earned an associate degree from Tallahassee Community College and plans to transfer to a university to study electrical engineering is a recipient. 

Sarah Edwards of Crawfordville is also receiving a scholarship. She is a high school senior and also goes to TCC. Once she finishes TCC, she plans to attend the University of South Florida and become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

Briana Lynch plans to enroll in TCC’s nursing program. Her goal is to earn a doctoral degree in nursing from Florida State University.

Dustin McDougald from Forsythe County, Georgia is the fourth recipient. McDougald was in the U.S. Army from 2010 to 2014. He has plans to study chemical engineering at a Florida public university after getting his associate degree at TCC.

The scholarship fundraiser is from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dogwood House on Capital Circle Northeast in Tallahassee.

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