Featured on the cover of the September 2021 issue of VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Magazine was one of our Memorial Scholarship recipients, Kahleb Fallon. Only seven months old when his mother, SK3 Jamie Fallon, was killed at the Pentagon on 9/11, Kahleb was far too young to appreciate how much life had changed for his family, his county, the world.
Born in Towson, Maryland, Jamie Lynn Fallon enlisted in the Navy in 1996 following in her father’s footsteps, a retired Chief Radioman. At only 23 years old, Jamie was serving as a watch-stander at the Navy Command Center at the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001, when the hijacked American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the building. Jamie was a single mother at the time of her death, leaving behind her only child Kahleb.
Following Jamie’s death, the Navy Supply Corps School’s 3rd Battalion established a Memorial Scholarship endowment for Kahleb. At their graduation ceremony in 2001, the 60-member class presented a check to the Foundation. By 2019, when Kahleb was considering his college options, the Foundation Memorial Scholarship had grown to more than $52,000.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Kahleb is now 20 years-old and in his 3rd year as a student at the University of Iowa. Thanks to the many generous donors in our Supply Corps Community, family, and friends, the financial burden of Kahleb’s college education has been greatly reduced by the NSCF Memorial Scholarship endowment. Since 2007, the Foundation has provided more than $220,000 in Memorial Scholarships to 30 children of Supply officers and Supply enlisted killed on active duty. The Foundation is actively tracking 46 children of 27 Supply Corps personnel entitled to a Memorial Scholarship.
The Foundation Memorial Scholarship program provides an opportunity for our Community to generate college tuition assistance for the minor children of Supply Corps officers and enlisted Supply ranks who die while on active duty.
Additionally, the Foundation contributes $10,000 to establish a Memorial Scholarship fund for each of the minor children of Supply Corps officers who die while on active duty. To learn more about our Memorial Scholarships, visit the Scholarship Page on the Foundation website.