Story and photo by Sgt. Andrew Miller / Task Force Baghdad
CAMP LIBERTY – Football jerseys from around the United States were sent to Army engineers here recently — just in time for the bowl games.
More than 40 Division 1-A schools sent their jerseys to the Capt. Scott Corwin Memorial Fund, which uses all donations to benefit Soldiers of the 92nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Group, 3rd Infantry Division.
The fund was established in memory of Corwin, a 92nd Engineer Battalion Soldier who was murdered in Savannah, Ga. on May 29, 2004. The murder remains unsolved and is under investigation.
Capt. Cleveland Dargan, 92nd Engineer Battalion plans officer, said the universities responded to requests from Greg Corwin, Scott’s father and the fund manager, in his attempt to help boost the spirits of Soldiers deployed to Iraq.
“This is a good way of keeping the spirit of Scott alive,” said Capt. John Dills, the officer in charge of the 92nd Engineer Battalion administration and logistics operations center. “The two things you know he loved were the military and sports.” The jerseys represent only the latest example of support from the fund, which was established just prior to the engineers’ deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Since the deployment, the Corwin family has hosted and sponsored several events for deployed 92nd Engineer Soldiers’ family members in the Savannah area.
“This was a big boost in morale right here,” said Sgt. 1st Class Ricky Nails, noncommissioned officer in charge of security and intelligence for the battalion. “(The Corwin Family) has continued to do things for our unit. You just don’t see stuff like this.”