Television station WDIO in Duluth recently ran a story about Waldon Scholarship winners from the 148th Fighter Wing based in Duluth.
Inteviewed was Danielle Luukonen, one of the 100 Waldon Scholar recipients for 2009.
Over the past three years, 500 returning service men and women have each received a scholarship in honor of General Ed Waldon, former commander of the Viking Divison (now the Red Bulls) of the Minnesota National Guard. General Waldon is also Most Worshipful Brother Waldon, having served as Grand Master of Minnesota Masons in 1992.
Each scholarship was in the amount of $1000. Half of the total of $500,000 over the past three years was contributed from the Grand Lodge of Minnesota through the Colonel Ladd Fund, and the other half from Minnesota Masonic Charities.
To view the story, click on Airmen Receive Scholarships.