Staff Sergeant Joseph D’Augustine Memorial Fund
This fund is in memory of Staff Sergeant Joseph D’Augustine, a Combat Veteran who served his country selflessly and honorably in both the Iraqand Afghanistan Wars as a United States Marine. Staff Sergeant D’Augustine was a 2001 WaldwickHigh Schoolgraduate who was killed in action while serving on his second tour of duty in Afghanistanon March 27, 2012. Joseph dedicated his life to the service and protection of others. His personal awards included the Bronze Star with Valor, the Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal (third award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the NATO-ISAF Medal. We would like to honor him by offering this scholarship to one male graduating senior and one female graduating senior who exemplify the highest standards of citizenship through strong character and dedication to community service. We would like to honor Joseph’s life by offering a scholarship to one male graduating senior and one female graduating senior who exemplify the highest standards of citizenship through strong character and dedication to community service.
This is considered a fund not a scholarship because our goal is to not only give a scholarship to two Waldwick High School students in SSGT Joseph D'Augustine's name per year but also help the military personnel who served directly or indirectly with him and military personnel still serving. Whether it be giving the soldier's child a scholarship, sending packages to military personnel on holidays, helping injured military personnel with their bills, anything that we can help with. For any inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have
made a difference to the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” -- Ronald Reagan
"Marine Corps integrity is doing that thing which is right, when no one is looking" -- Col. Colin Lampard, USMC