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The Bulldog Patriot Scholarship Found is maintained by the Marion Education Foundation within the guidelines established by a named committee formed by Clifton Wright (donor) in the fall of 2013. If you wish to donate to the scholarship fund please mail checks to the following address with a note designated the funds to go to the Bulldog Patriot Scholarship Program.

Address: Marion Education Foundation, 210-658-8102, P.O. Box 314, Marion, Texas 78124,

For additional information on this Scholarship please contact:

Tom DeKunder
President of the Marion Education Foundation at dekunder@att.net

Bulldog Patriot Scholarhip Program & Fund

Est. by Clifton Roy Wright (Marion High School Class of 1981)*
In honor of Corporal Nelson Buch (Class of 1936) and PFC Lee Jay Schulz (Class of 1939)

 

PFC Lee Jay Schulz (Class of 1939)

PFC Lee Jay Schulz, aged 25 years, lost his life when killed in combat duty with the 309th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Army on March 4, 1945, in Belguim during the battle of the Bulge. PFC Schulz entered the service in August of 1944 and received the bronze metal and the Purple Heart for bravery and courage.

PFC Schulz graduated from Marion High School in 1939. He excelled in track and field breaking records in the 220 yard dash and the broad jump. He was the first track athelete from Marion High School who participated in the 1939 Texas Relays in Austin, Texas. After the war PFC Lee Jay Schulz's body was returned to the family in Texas for burial. He was buried on March 15, 1947 with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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Corporal Nelson B. Buch (Class of 1936)

Corporal Nelson B. Buch was engaged in battle in France inside a tank on July 9, 1944. He was serving with a tank column of Company I, 33rd Armored Regiment, which was probing enemy positions about one and one half miles southwest of L'Orangerie, France. The tank in which he was riding was knocked out of action and his unit was forced to withdraw to its original position. Corporal Buch's identification tag were removed from the tank but no other evidence was found. Corporal Buch was declared missing in action (MIA) by the Army on 10 July 1945.

 

 

 

 

 

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