Conor Murphy, a new Freedom Alliance scholarship recipient, is a freshman this year at York College of Pennsylvania where he is studying biology and hopes to go into medical research.
Conor’s father, Corporal Henry Murphy, USMC, was wounded in Vietnam by enemy fire and is 100 percent permanently disabled.
“[This scholarship] came at a time that could not have helped us more,” Murphy wrote to Freedom Alliance. “What this help means to me, as I have tried to explain to my son Conor, is that for the first time in 40 years I feel that what I did in Vietnam is appreciated by someone.”
Conor went to high school in Athens, Pennsylvania where he made the honor roll all four years. He is now in his second semester at York College and participating in Biology Club and intramural soccer. Conor hopes to get an internship or study abroad next year.