Gold Star Mothers of New Mexico
The Tatonka Annual Fundraiser 5k and 10k Run
Every October, Matthew's younger brother Kevin Williams holds a Tatonka 5k and 10k trail run in Glorieta, NM. The Tatonka Fundraiser proceeds go to the Green Beret Foundation which they have an established account under Matthew's name, Matthew's family has asked that the funds be used for special needs children and families.
Matthew was killed in Marjah, Helmand, Afghanistan during a 17 hour long battle with the Taliban. He was leading his unit in clearing a field for a helicopter to evacuate two other Green Beret brothers who were injured. He was shot and killed 1/5/16.
To contribute directly contact the Green Beret Foundation under the Matthew Q. McClintock name or you may contact Matthew's mother, Joyce Paulsen at [email protected]
The CPT Todd Christmas Scholarship, SCH692
CPT Todd T. Christmas USA, 1998 JCG
Awarded to a New Mexico Military Institute Cadet, High School or Junior College with a 2.0 GPA or better and of good character, good behavior and possesses overall worthiness. Preference to a cadet seeking a military career or from a military family. nmmi,edu
Todd was killed 11/29/04 while a passenger in a Black Hawk helicopter close to Ft. Hood, Texas. He was Aide-de-Camp to BG Ben Allen who was also on the helicopter. All seven who were on the helicopter were killed.
LTJG Philip Edward Buch Scholarship
LTJG Philip Edward Buch, USN
This $500 scholarship is awarded each year by the family of Philip for a JAFROTC Cadet at Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, NM. Phil was a cadet in that unit when he was in high school. He transferred to this Mayfield High School because there was no other ROTC units in Las Cruces at the time. The award goes to a cadet who is chosen by the ROTC Commander and Sargent. Phil's mother, Emily Buch-Hague began the scholarship following his death, with many donations in his memory.
Donations can be made to Citizens Bank, Las Cruces, NM to LTJG Philip Edward Buch Scholarship.
Philip was killed on 4/29/64 on the USS Iowa.
CPT Tamara Long-Archuleta Memorial Scholarship
CPT Tamara Long-Archuleta, USAF
The Long Family hosts a Karate Tournament each year and the proceeds got to a scholarship that the family established in Tammy's name. The scholarship goes to home-schooled students attending the University of New Mexico Valencia or Albuquerque campus.
The Fund has also awarded $5000 to the Girl Scout Summer Camp to help those girls who cannot afford the camp. Tammy was a girl scout and was home-schooled.
She was also a daughter, sister, granddaughter, mother, pilot and Sensei. Applications are accepted June 1 through August 1 each year. www.belengojuryu,com/scholarship-info
Tammy was killed 3/23/03 when she was co-pilot on a mission to rescue two injured Afghani children. All six crew members perished.