On March 25, 2007 tragedy struck near Vashon Island in Seattle, Washington.
During a Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security mission, Petty Officer Third Class (PS3) Ronald A. Gill Jr. was ejected from a 25' defender class response boat.
Ronnie was manning the M240-Bravo on the bow of Coast Guard boat 25501 when he was ejected, sustaining injuries too severe to overcome.
The PS3 Ronald A. Gill Jr. Memorial
Scholarship Foundation was established to ensure
Ronnie's death was not in vain and that his legacy
There are many students who wish
to fulfill their dream of a higher education but
do not have the financial resources to do so.
The PS3 Ronald A. Gill Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Foundation helps those students realize their
dreams and helps make a difference in these young
people's lives… just like Ronnie did in
The PS3 Ronald A. Gill, Jr. Memorial
Scholarship Foundation is supported primarily
through our annual motorcycle
run and golf
tournament. Since inception in 2007, we've
granted more than $225,000 in scholarships
in Ronnie's name to students in Southeastern New
Ronnie was an incredible young man who dedicated his life to the service of his country and the preservation of freedom. The PS3 Ronald A. Gill, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Foundation is dedicated in his honor.
To make a gift to the PS3 Ronald A. Gill, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Foundation, please contact:
Ron Gill, Sr.
178 Jordan Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Please make checks payable to the PS3 Ronald A. Gill Jr. Memorial Scholarship Foundation. We sincerely appreciate your support.
The PS3 Ronald A. Gill, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit charity organization. All proceeds benefit scholarship recipients.
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