The Corwin family has established the foundation in honor of our brother, son, and comrade, Captain Scott Corwin, West Point class of 1999. As an Army family, we have learned the dedication and sacrifices of the men and women in the military. In that regard, part of the foundation's mission is to help those who are serving, and have served in the past.
Our help will be broad in scope, but we will be focusing on, but not limiting to, integrating those with extraordinary needs and talents back into the American community. We will dedicate ourselves to giving back to those who have given so much for all of us.
Additionally, the Foundation will honor the legacy of Captain Scott Corwin by providing a leadership program for high school athletes. This program will build upon the values of athletes in the areas of scholarship and citizenship, and encourage them to give back a portion of their time to the community at large. The Foundation will offer scholarships to individuals and donate to educational institutions that meet the standards established by the Foundation. The Foundation will challenge those who want to serve their community/those in need as Scott did.
Scott was born in Winfield, Illinois on March 16, 1977. He grew up in Darien, Illinois and attended Mark Delay Elementary, Eisenhower Junior High and Hinsdale South High School.
Scott began playing sports early in his youth, playing baseball and soccer in the Darien Youth Club, and was on a traveling soccer team at age eight. He began playing hockey at age eleven in Downers Grove, Illinois. At Hinsdale South High School, he played on the varsity hockey team for four years, and was named captain his senior year. Scott started as a Junior on the Hinsdale South football team, and during his career played linebacker, offensive guard and did the placekicking.
His accomplishments included being named captain his senior year, most valuable player, all-area defenseman, all-conference and earned all-academic honors.
He was accepted into the Purdue University Professional Aviation Program and to West Point within a week of each other. He decided on West Point. Scott began his career at West Point on June 29, 1995 and graduated May 29, 1999, with a degree in Civil Engineering and a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.
Captain Scott Corwin received his commission in the Corps of Engineers through the United States Military Academy in 1999. His first assignment was with the A Company, 27th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He served as a Light Equipment Platoon Leader, Sapper Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer.
During his tenure with A Company, Captain Corwin deployed to Kosovo from November 2001 to May 2002. Prior to returning to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for additional schooling, he served as the Battalion Training Officer for the 27th Engineer Battalion. Upon assignment to the 92nd Engineer Battalion (Heavy) at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Captain Corwin was the Construction Officer for the battalion.
Captain Corwin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from West Point, and a Master's Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, the Engineer Captain's Career Course, the Combined Arms Service Staff School, the Sapper Leader's Course and the Jumpmaster Course. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Senior Parachutist Badge.
Scott was murdered on May 29, 2004, in Savannah, Georgia, exactly five years after he graduated from West Point. He was buried with full military honors in Clarendon Hills Cemetery, just two miles from his life-long home in Darien.
Friends remember slain Captain’s enthusiasm.
At Marne Chapel Friday, 92nd Engineer Battalion (Heavy) held a memorial service for Headquarters Support Company's Capt. Scott T. Corwin, who was killed May 29.
Corwin's friends and commander reflected on his life and his accomplishments since graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, exactly five years before his death by an unexplained shooting at Monterey Square in Savannah. "Scott was a joyful soul with a great enthusiasm for life," said Capt. Jacqueline Reini, a friend of Corwin's. "His laugh was so distinctive that everyone else always started laughing when he did."
Capt. Sarah Hallberg, who graduated from West Point with Corwin, also fondly remembered his infectious laugh and his nickname of "Czar" at the academy. She also read memories from friends of Corwin's who could not attend the ceremony. "Scott struck me immediately as being self-confident and proud of being a Soldier," said 92nd Commander Lt. Col. Mark Moffat. "He felt he was always a Soldier first, and an engineer second."
Corwin was the construction officer for 92nd Eng., and worked hard to ensure the completion of Fort Stewart's military oriented urban training site, according to Moffat. Corwin's first assignment was with A Company, 27th Engineer Battalion at Fort Bragg, N.C., with whom he deployed to Kosovo from November 2001 to May 2002. After attending school at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.. he was assigned to Stewart approximately three months ago. Corwin was a graduate of the Jumpmaster Course, and wore the Senior Parachutist Badge. Moffat added, "Scott would be proud of you all."
His mother Sonia Corwin, and sisters Allison and Jamie of Darien, Ill. survive Corwin. His father, Greg Corwin, lives in Coraopolis PA