“The tribute of deeds has been paid in part; for the dead have them in deeds, and it remains only that their children should be maintained at the public charge until they are grown up: this is the solid prize with which, as with a garland, Athens crowns her sons living and dead.”
2013-2014 Zembiec-Mendoza Scholarship Students
- Paisley Hearney
“In memory of those who did not make it home…”
Major Doug Zembiec and Major Ray Mendoza Memorial Scholarship
In 2007, Owen and Susanne funded a scholarship to honor Marine majors Ray Mendoza and Doug Zembiec, extraordinary infantry officers who were killed in action in Iraq, by educating the children of other Marines. While the $250,000 goal was achieved, each additional dollar goes directly to future students.
The West Family The Snake Eaters Scholarship
Owen is donating his net proceeds from The Snake Eaters to The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and to the families of fallen advisors and fallen Iraqi “Snake Eaters.”