The men and women in our military hold the line against those that would bring ill upon our country and attempt to change our Constitution. They are all special, each willing to put everything on the line to make sure that our Democratic Republic will not perish.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation received a four-star rating (out of four stars) for the sixth consecutive year from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading charity watchdog group. Only 3% of the charities they evaluate have earned this distinction.
Spec/Ops are a special group. The intensity of their training puts them among the elite and many cuts above the average person in uniform. Daily, they accomplish the impossible. At times, their efforts result in their death. This is an opportunity to help the fallen make sure that their kids attend college.
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History of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) began in 1980 as the Col. Arthur D. “Bull” Simons Scholarship Fund. The Bull Simons Fund was created following the Iranian hostage rescue attempt to provide college educations for the 17 children who survived the nine men killed or incapacitated at Desert One. It was named in honor of the legendary Army Green Beret Bull Simons, who repeatedly risked his life on rescue missions.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions. The foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.
In 1995, the Family Liaison Action Group, which was established to support the families of the 53 Iranian hostages, and the Spectre (Air Force gunship) Association Scholarship Fund merged to form the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
In 1998, the SOWF expanded its scholarship and financial aid counseling to include the families of special operators killed during training since 1980. This action made 205 more children eligible for college funding.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation’s mission is to provide a college education to every child who has lost a parent while serving in Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations during an operational or training mission.
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