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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 BN, Bravo Company of Frederick, Maryland.  He was deployed to Afghanistan in October, 2009 and was killed in the line of duty in the Helmund Provence in January, 2010, and died from Germany due to injuries from serving his country. 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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