Corporal Charles McMahon, Jr. and Lance Corporal Darwin L. Judge – members of the Saigon detachment – were killed in the pre-dawn hours of April 29, 1975 when their post at the Defense Attaché Office compound near Tan Son Nhut airbase came under rocket attack. They were the final Americans killed in action during the Vietnam War.
In recognition of the sacrifices of Corporal Charles McMahon, Jr. and Lance Corporal Darwin L. Judge, their families and communities, the association presents scholarships annually in each of their names in their respective hometowns. The Corporal Charles McMahon, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is presented to the Boy of the Year and Girl of the Year at the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn awards night in Woburn, Massachusetts each April. The Lance Corporal Darwin L. Judge Memorial Scholarship is presented to qualified Eagle Scouts graduating from Marshalltown High School (Marshalltown, Iowa) at the school’s awards night each May. The Eagle Scout(s) receiving the award is selected by a committee composed of LCpl Judge’s family and Mr. Kenneth Locke, a life-long friend of LCpl Judge. LCpl Judge obtained the rank of Eagle Scout while attending Marshalltown High School and was an active participant in the scouting program throughout his youth.
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