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Memorial Day Reflections

On Memorial Day, we reflect on the sacrifices of those who gave all to protect freedom. Those who made the choice to put country before self. Those who gave a lifetime to defend others.

The selflessness of the men and women who have earned the title Marine is a thread woven throughout American history. From the first Marines who ushered in democracy during the Revolution, to those who seventy-five years ago raised the American flag on Mount Suribachi, to those who are forward-deployed today serving as the Nation’s Expeditionary Force-in-Readiness, the mission has changed but the sacrifice has not.

It is our duty to ensure that Marines, and their families, know their country stands beside them, especially during this day of remembrance and reflection. At the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, we are committed to honoring the service of Marines and Navy Corpsman by educating their children. They made it their life’s work to protect and serve our Nation – we are honored to help their children attend college or technical school.

On behalf of the Scholarship Foundation, our board of directors, staff and Marine families everywhere, I hope you and your family are healthy and safe on this Memorial Day.

Semper Fidelis,

General Robert B. Neller USMC (Ret.)
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

David McCallum

In Memoriam, David McCallum, 1933-2023

David McCallum was one of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s greatest champions. His brother-in-law, Marine Corporal George Whitney Carpenter, was killed in Vietnam in 1967. Determined to keep George’s legacy alive, David and his wife, Katherine, established a scholarship through MCSF in his name to directly benefit the children of Marines. We fondly recall David weaving MCSF into the script of NCIS episodes and thrilling the audience when he served as the Master of Ceremonies for the New York Leatherneck Ball. Thank you to all those who have contributed in David’s honor. We invite everyone to watch the NCIS episode dedicated to David which will air on CBS on Monday, February 19. To make a contribution in David’s memory, please visit