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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2018 Scholarships

Grace Vandelac

Grace Vandelac

CAPT RICHARD L. “ZEKE” CORMIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by

The Blue Angels Association

Awarded To

Grace Vandelac

Burke, Virginia

University of Michigan

Scholarship Description

This scholarship is awarded in the name of CAPT Richard L. “Zeke” Cormier, who received his wings in July 1942. In 1944 he became a Hellcat ace in the Pacific with 8 kills, four in a single flight. Following WWII, he had two tours with The Blue Angels and served as Commander, Carrier Air Group 11. After retiring in 1964, he served on the board of the San Diego Aerospace Museum for 28 years. Zeke was honored with Tailhook’s Lifetime Achievement award in 2000. CAPT Cormier died in February 2001.