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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2018 Scholarships

Thomas Holtslander

Thomas Holtslander

CAPT HAROLD PRESTON “JEEP” STREEPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by

Evelyn Streeper and Family

Awarded To

Thomas Holtslander

Arlington, Virginia

Auburn University

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– ‘67. 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.”