Donald Trump Helps Memorial Scholarship for US Soldier Who Looked Up to Trump as a Kid By Donating $1,000

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Trump also expressed interest and became personally involved with the scholarship staff. The final decision was made by Trump, who helped set scholarship criteria
Trump also expressed interest and became personally involved with the scholarship staff. The final decision was made by Trump, who helped set scholarship criteria

“I decided to write Trump a letter,” he said. “I told him how exciting this meeting was for him and our loss. I also told him about our scholarship.” To his surprise, he received a letter from Trump and a check for $1,000.

When Gary and Lori Barlettano talk about their son Cpl. Michael Anthony D’Alessandro, 841st Engineering G Battalion, U.S. Army, it is clear that he was the type of man who would help and do anything for everyone. But on July 2, 2012, the lives of Barlettanos changed tragically with the sudden death of D’Alessandro. The couple took the advice of an army chaplain in the aftermath of the tragedy, struggling to cope with their son’s loss. “Instead of flowers, he told us why don’t we create a scholarship for Michael. It was a way to keep his memory alive, “said Gary Barlettano. ” I went to my bank and they helped me set up the fund. Then began the year-long process of raising funds and creating a scholarship. It’s so hard to lose a son; we wanted something good to come out of it.

During the initial process, Gary Barlettano recalled a time when D’Alessandro, as a teenager, went to the movies at Royal Palm Beach and had the opportunity to meet Donald Trump. “I decided to write Trump a letter,” he said. ” I told him how exciting this meeting was for him and our loss. I also told him about our scholarship.” To his surprise, he received a letter from Trump and a check for $1,000.

According to Gary Barlettano, Trump also expressed interest and became personally involved with the scholarship staff. The final decision was made by Trump, who helped set scholarship criteria, together with local lawyer Kara Rockenbach, who also gave $1,000. “Trump wanted the award to go to someone interested in doing business,” he said. “We wanted him to be a student at Wellington [Community] High School. Although Michael graduated from Palm Beach Central, he always felt that Wellington was his home.” Jessica Costana, a graduate senior from Wellington Community High School, was the recipient of the first CPL Michael D’Alessandro Memorial Scholarship Program.

“I think Michael is so happy about this scholarship, “said Lori Barlettano.


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Trump Gave the US Marine who was held in Mexico $25,000 to Help Jumpstart his Life After Almost a Year of Captivity

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Donald Trump wrote a $25,000 check to Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who was recently released after 214 days in prison from a Mexican prison.
Donald Trump wrote a $25,000 check to Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi

Donald Trump wrote a $25,000 check to Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who was recently released after 214 days in prison from a Mexican prison.

“I really want this money to go to him, not his lawyers, “he said. Trump said he felt bad after watching Van Susteren’s interview with the Marine. He said Tahmooressi suffered a lot and he hopes that this money will help him get back on with his life. 

Van Susteren and Trump also discussed President Barack Obama’s trip to China, which Trump blasted as “disgraceful.” He also weighed in on the midterm elections, saying that people are “tired of Obama, they’re tired of incompetence.”

Trump has helped out military service members before. Donald Trump helped a memorial scholarship for a US Soldier who looked up to Trump when he was a kid.

Trump Donated $25,000 to Gold Star Family in Honor of Fallen Soldier

Gold Star father receives $25,000 check from Trump

The father of a soldier killed in Afghanistan finally received $25,000 from President Trump, months after he promised to send a personal check.
Chris Baldridge, whose son Army. Cpl. Dillon Baldridge was killed by an Afghan police officer on June 10, said “I’m still speechless. We are so moved and grateful, and we promise to use the money to honor Dillon’s legacy.”
“Enclosed is a check for $25,000 — I hope this will make things a bit easier, but nothing will ever replace your son, Dillon. He was an American hero,” the letter read.


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