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Foundation awards scholarships to children of wounded soldiers

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L-R Rear: Julia Montgomery, Staff Sergeant Andrew Montgomery,  Major Ed Pulido. Front: Anson and Asher Montgomery, (Source: The City of North Myrtle Beach) L-R Rear: Julia Montgomery, Staff Sergeant Andrew Montgomery, Major Ed Pulido. Front: Anson and Asher Montgomery, (Source: The City of North Myrtle Beach)
The Montgomery family is pictured with Major Pulido, other wounded veterans and scholarship recipients. (Source: North Myrtle Beach) The Montgomery family is pictured with Major Pulido, other wounded veterans and scholarship recipients. (Source: North Myrtle Beach)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Three children already have scholarships to go to college, thanks to the Folds of Honor Foundation.

The Folds of Honor Foundation awards college scholarships to the children of fallen or disabled local service men and women. On June 25, at the North Myrtle Beach City Hall, Major Ed Pulido, of the foundation, presented college scholarships to Anson, Asher, and Alexis Montgomery. They are the children of Staff Sergeant Andrew and Julia Montgomery.

Sergeant Andrew Montgomery joined the United States Army at 17 and served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was wounded on two different occasions. His vehicles were struck by explosives in Iraq and after serving in Afghanistan as a squad leader, he was wounded when he stepped on a landmine while on patrol.

Montgomery aspires to earn his PGA Professional status in golf to help other wounded veterans cope. He was invited to join President George W. Bush at his two day, 36-hole Warrior Open in the Dallas Area. Montgomery and his wife have just purchased a house in Myrtle Beach, where they will live with the three Folds of Honor Scholarship recipients.

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