Folds of Honor and Southern Tide Partnership

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Since 2007, Folds of Honor has carried forth a singular, noble mission. Their motto says it best, ‘Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy.’ We are proud to stand with Folds of Honor as they provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members.

Folds of Honor and Southern Tide Partnership

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We support our troops

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To all active duty military personnel, veterans and military spouses who sacrifice so much

Beatrice Gibson

Heading into her senior year, Beatrice was behind $5,000 on her student account. She was faced with the very real possibility of delaying graduation until she could afford tuition. After three years of har work towards her degree, that was the alst thing she wanted to do. While pumping gas a St. Louis QuickTrip, a Folds of Honor brochure caught her eye. She realized as the daughter of a disabled veteran, she was eligible and qualified to apply for a Folds of Honor educational scholarship. Beatrice’s dad, Ronald Gibson, was a United States Army Sergeant in the Vietnam War. While attempting to save a comrade during battle, he fell headfirst out of a helicopter. It was determined that because of his devastating fall, Ronald developed Parkinson’s disease. Once a great athlete and soldier, he now struggles daily with walking and speaking. “My dad is my hero,” said Beatrice. “He is a very proud military veteran and loves this country, and I love him.” Beatrice was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from Folds of Honor. She paid off her student account adnt and graduated from Webster University on time. “If it wasn’t for Folds of Honor, it’s possible that I wouldn’t have been able to graduate ont ime or at all,” Beatrice said. “I couldn’t wait for my dad to see me get my diploma, He was so proud.

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The Escoe Family

Lieutenant Colonel Blaine E. Escoe valiantly fought cancer for more than 10 years while serving his country and raising a family. While he is no longer with us, his children Brayden, Kellen and Kendrie honor his legacy everyday. His youngest daughter Kendrie, a freshman at Eastern Oklahoma State and a cancer survivor herself, now plays soccer at the collegiate level and takes pride in being able to fulfill her father’s dream for her to get a college education, something he greatly valued. She is forever connected to her father after they fought caner together for two and half year during her childhood. While her dad continued his fight against cancer for 10 years before his death, she is now cancer free and thriving, crediting her father for all the support he gave her in their most trying times. His oldest daughter Brayden, a senior at the University of Central Oklahoma, recently discovered her passion and is working towards helping those who struggled with substance abuse. Once of her most treasured memories is her annual Daddy-Daughter Ball which her and her father attended together every year since elementary school. Their final dance was six weeks before his passing. She will always remember that even though he was near the end of his life, his main focus was on being the best dad he could be. His son Kellen a junior at Southern Nazarene University, is a dedicated hard worker deeply involved in his studies, student government and campus ministry. Kellen will always remember the strength, bravery and dedication his father displayed throughout his life, and he applies these values everyday as he strives to get the most out of college and honor his father’s legacy. The Escoe children’s mother now has three children in college as the same time. We are proud to be able to honor the service of Lt Col Escoe by helping ease the financial burden and provide a college education for his three children, We couldn’t be more proud of them, and we look forward to hearing of all their future accomplishments.