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Sgt. David J. Smith Memorial Fund

Founded by family members for Frederick High School alumni and grants to nonprofits.

After graduating from Frederick High School, Sgt. Smith attended Salisbury University.  In 2003, he joined the United States Marine Corps, and later attended East Carolina University.  His first tour of duty was in Iraq in 2006-2007, with the 4th LAR 3rd BN, Bravo Company of Frederick, Maryland.  He was deployed to Afghanistan in October, 2009 and was seriously injured by a suicide bomber in the Helmund Provence, and died in Germany of his wounds January 26, 2010.  David was an organ donor and ultimately saved four others with his gift of life. The fund was established to support students like Sgt. Smith, who demonstrate leadership qualities, actively serve in their community, participate in a faith-based organization, and have a strong sense of patriotism. The fund also provides grants to nonprofit organizations.


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