The Tailhook Educational Foundation
LCDR KIERON “TATER” O’CONNER, BLUE ANGELS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Jon R. Winthrop, President and CEO, The Air Group, Inc., Van Nuys, California
College Station, Texas
This scholarship is awarded in memory of LT Kieron O’Connor, USN, who was killed 28 October 1999. Kieron was a native of Burtonsville, Maryland, and graduated from the Catholic University of American in 1988 with a Master’s Degree in Accounting. Commissioned through AOCS, he received his wings of gold in October 1990. Kieron flew the FA-18 with VFA-106, VFA-81 and VFA-131. Kieron joined The Blue Angels in September 1998 and accumulated more than 2,000 flight hours and 295 arrested landings.