Vt military college funds scholarship for commando
NORWICH, Vt.—Vermont's Norwich University says the military college has raised more than $68,000 to help fund a scholarship in memory of a Navy Seal alumnus who was killed in Afghanistan.
Last month a golf tournament was held at the Sterling Farms Golf Course in Stamford, Conn., to raise money in memory of Brian R. Bill, of Stamford, Conn., who graduated from Norwich in 2001.
Bill was a highly decorated combat veteran who won numerous awards and commendations.
He was killed last year along with 37 others when their helicopter was shot down.
The Brian R. Bill Memorial Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in the coming academic year. It will benefit children of members of the U.S. military's special forces as well as students interested in the special forces.