Army Reserves captain given Tillman scholarship; 2 with NH ties complete Air Force basic training

August 09. 2014 6:35PM


U.S. Army Reserves Capt. Amy Fidler, a 2006 West Point graduate who serves as a Black Hawk medevac pilot at the 332nd Medical Brigade (Army Reserves) in Tennessee, is among the 2014 recipients of the Pat Tillman Scholarship.

She is the daughter of Carol Beard Bauer of Manchester and Stephen Bauer, both U.S. Air Force veterans.

Fidler, who served two deployments and seven years of active duty in the Army, plans to pursue a master's degree in social work at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., and then support military families in need.

The scholarship is in honor of Tillman, who put his NFL career on hold in 2002 to join the Army and then was killed in Afghanistan in 2004.

After his death, the Pat Tillman Foundation was created to invest in military veterans and their spouses through scholarships. The recipients chosen "show extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a true sense of vocation and a deep commitment to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, education and the arts."

2 with NH ties complete Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Nicholas T. Reynolds and Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Sean A. Morgan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The program included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values and basic warfare principles and skills.

Reynolds is the son of Christopher A. Reynolds and Claire E. Gauthier and stepson of Robert Gauthier, all of New Ipswich. He is a 2013 graduate of Mascenic Regional High School, New Ipswich. Morgan is the son of Lisa J. and Kevin M. Morgan of Webster, Mass., and grandson of James Tierney of Manchester. He is a 2003 graduate of Bartlett High School, Webster, Mass., and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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