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Major Samuel "Skidkid" Leigh

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Nobel WAR Prize Aspirant

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We have raised $2150 for the Leigh Memorial Scholarship Fund

I am posting to update you on the status and plans for the money that many of you have donated in the name of Major Sam "Skidkid" Leigh via the website's donation system.

Thank you for your donations, currently we have raised $2150. I contacted the Messalonskee High School district Superintendent's office, and talked with the lady in charge of the setting up and maintaining the family's Leigh Memorial Scholariship Fund. She has already started recieving donations, and will be talking later on with the family on the disposition and terms of the scholarship, depending on how they want to set it up.

My plans are to transfer the funds from Paypal this week, and submit a letter and check totalling $2150. I emailed directly all those that donated, and unless I hear back from any of you prior to Tuesday, 17NOV, I will go forward with this plan. If for some reason this does not meet with your intentions for the donation, please email or PM me back and I will reverse the charge.

Additionally, in the letter from the website I am enclosing with the check, I would like to include all your usernames. Please advise if you do not wish me to do so for any reason.

I do not believe I am missing anything, and I have gotten positive feedback via PM and in the moderator forum for donating the money we raised to the family's high school memorial scholarship.

The majority of you are already contributors, but if for some reason I missed one of you, please email me with your username and I will mark your account so you won't see ads on the site.

Finally, for those that are still interested in donating, you can still donate prior to TUE 17NOV and I will include your donation in the submission. If you would rather donate directly, I would be more than happy to give you the contact information via PM or email.

Once again, thank you all for making Air Warriors much more than a simple forum, but instead a community that cares about our profession, calling, and taking care of our own.

Sincerely,

John
 

JIMMY

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Oorah and Semper Fi Sir.

Favorite quote: "CAS can be fun in a crack a beer bottle over some guy who tries to sucker bunch your bud in a bar kinda way" - Skidkid

-jP
 

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We are up to $2,750 for the scholarship, thanks for the donations since my last post!! Hopefully we can get it over $3,000. I plan on closing it out tomorrow, so if you are interested in donating to Major Sam "Skidkid" Leigh's Memorial Scholarship please do so. If you want to donate directly and not through the AW's donation, contact me directly and I can give you the details.

From one of the contributors:

I think you should post something Finkle used to always say to many of us when on libbo to bolster contributions: "Why not? It's only money."
 

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Correction, $2,800! Donated within seconds of me posting above, that's awesome, thanks guys and gals!
 

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$3,350!!

You all are awesome. I will continue taking donations throughout the day, and post here the total when I close it out tonight.
 

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RIP Sir,

My prayers are with your family and the many coasties. LT Bryant was a friend of a friend. Hopefully 50 more should be headed in your honor soon.
 
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