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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2017 Scholarships

Sterling Gilliam III

Sterling Gilliam III


Evelyn Streeper and Family

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Sterling Gilliam III

Alexandria, Virginia

Scholarship Description

Jeep enlisted in the Navy in 1942 after graduating from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. He was appointed an Aviation Cadet and received orders to report to flight training. Commissioned an ensign and designated a Naval Aviator, his Naval career spanned 27 years and 3 wars including World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He Commanded the USS Hancock (CVA-19), 1966 – 1967. Jeep was interested in education. His favorite quote was, “Education is the great leveler. I’m interested in young people, and, anything we can do to assist them makes the effort and contribution worthwhile.”

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