The Sergeant First Class Raymond Richard Buchan Memorial Scholarship Committee is very pleased to announce that the Warrior 5K Run has become a sponsor of the scholarship. Sergeant
First Class Eric Hawes, U.S. Army (Retired), has been organizing the 5K run since 2014.
Sergeant Hawes and Sergeant Buchan performed recruiting duty together in Erie, Pennsylvania from 1998 to 2001 and attended the Infantry Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC) together in 1999.
Proceeds from the Warrior 5K Run will be donated annually to the Buchan Memorial Scholarship and the Sergeant Donald S. Oaks Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Sergeant Oaks, a 2000 graduate of Harbor Creek Senior High in Erie County, was enlisted into the Army by Sergeant Hawes. He was assigned to C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rock System), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was killed in action in Iraq on April 3, 2003.
Information about the Oaks Memorial Scholarship can be found at:
2021 Recipients of the Sergeant First Class Raymond Richard Buchan Memorial Scholarship
The Sergeant First Class Raymond Richard Buchan Memorial Scholarship and Veterans Education Project was established in July 2009 to honor the memory of Westmont High School graduate Raymond Richard Buchan, who was killed in Iraq in July 2007.