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Scholarship started in memory of fallen soldier

Dear Editor,

First Lt. Dan Thomas Malcom, Jr., USMC, and Citadel Class of 2001 was killed in action Nov. 10, 2004 while saving his platoon from sniper attack. Dan was the Georgia son of a Vietnam combat Marine. Dan Sr. was killed in a construction accident before the birth of Dan Jr.

From his earliest days Dan Jr. wanted to be "a Marine like my daddy." The men of 1st Battalion 8th Marine Regiment would say of Lt. Malcom that he was indeed a "worthy son and Marine."

On Jan. 14, 2005 the Dan Malcom Memorial Fund was established with The Citadel Foundation. This will become the Dan Malcom Memorial Scholarship when the minimum $25,000 is reached. The scholarship will be awarded yearly to a deserving Citadel cadet who intends on entering the Marine Corps upon graduation. Additionally the Dan Malcom Memorial Sword will be presented each spring to a graduating Citadel cadet who accepts commission into the Marine Corps. It is hoped by these tributes that the courage and sacrifice of Lt. Malcom will remain burnished in the minds and hearts of his fellow Americans.

Those who wish to contribute to the Malcom Fund may do so through The Citadel Foundation 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, S.C. 29409. Contributions should be marked "Dan Malcom Memorial Fund."

We would be most appreciative if you could share these worthy tributes of Lt. Malcom's service and sacrifice.

In grateful acknowledgment of your considerations, I remain,

John T. Zwemer, Sr.

Social Circle, Ga.




Web posted on Thursday, February 3, 2005











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