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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2018 Scholarships

Madison Ronchetto

Madison Ronchetto


Sponsored by

Francis Martin Dobbertien

Awarded To

Madison Ronchetto

San Diego, California

Washington University St. Louis

Scholarship Description

“The Navy has enriched my life in many ways that I cherish. This scholarship is just a way of saying thanks.” Francis “Frank” entered the Navy in 1946 under the Holloway Midshipman Program, spent 2 years in college under the V-5 program and entered flight training in 1948 as an Aviation Midshipman. He received his wings after completing advanced training in the F4U. He spent over five years on active duty flying from several carriers. He then completed 28 years of service as an active Reserve, retiring with rank of commander. He also retired from Clark Equipment Company after 28 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1953.

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