KINGFIELD — The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, which honors Marines by educating their children, has announced the establishment of the Colonel Paul D. Lafond USMC (Ret) Scholarship. The scholarship is being established by Warren and Brammie Cook of Kingfield.

The foundation annually awards over 10 scholarships to children in Maine and over 1,400 nationally. The $2,500 scholarship will be given first preference to a Maine high school student who is a child of a Marine, in coordination with the scholarship foundation.

Lafond is a retired Marine from Skowhegan, where he was born and brought up. He joined the Marine Corps in 1942 and served in World War II in the Pacific on Okinawa as a rifleman and then, after going through officer training, he served in Korea followed by two tours in Vietnam, including the post of commanding officer of the Third Marine Regiment. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1970.

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