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Friends of Military Veterans raise $135,000 for scholarships | Las Cruses Sun News
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Friends of Military Veterans raise $135,000 for scholarships | Las Cruses Sun News

Community snapshot: More than 350 people showed up to support the second annual Friends of Military Veterans fundraiser banquet on Oct. 13 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. This year’s event raised $135,000 for the Southwest Foundation for Osteopathic Education and Research, almost $100,000 more than the inaugural event in 2017. Proceeds go directly toward scholarships for military veterans or family members of military veterans who are attending medical school at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. The keynote speaker for the 2018 banquet was Green Beret Commander Mark Nutsch. In 2001, Nutsch led a heroic 12-man team of U.S. Special Forces on a covert mission to Afghanistan. He is portrayed by actor Chris Hemsworth in the 2018 major motion picture “12 Strong,” based on the best-selling book “Horse Soldiers” by Doug Stanton.

Source: Friends of Military Veterans raise $135,000 for scholarships | Las Cruces Sun-News