Capt. Scott Craven, 26, a Captain and Instructor Pilot with the United States Air Force at Moody AFB GA, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 27, 2006, while a passenger in an auto accident in Valdosta, Ga. Scott graduated from Conwell-Egan High School in Fairless Hills, Pa. and then attended Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College before attending the United States Air Force Academy. He graduated in 2002, attended pilot training, and earned his wings in December, 2003. He received the Flight Commanders Award for leadership. He was stationed at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia and was studying for his masters degree at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Linda, his sisters Melissa Craven and Julie Haralambous, his brother-in-law Gus Haralambous, and his nephew, Niko.
“He was a great mentor, helping me out with problems and providing great wisdom. I’ll never forget him or his words,” said Lt. Jeff Kemmer, USAF.
The Travis Manion Foundation honored Capt. Scott E. Craven through a Challenge Grant awarded to Bob Craven, Scott’s father. The Challenge Grant benefited the Scott Craven Mentoring Fund that mentors children with parents who are deployed U.S. military personnel. TMF also honored Capt. Craven through our Character Does Matter program on Oct. 19, 2012 when we told his story to inspire 180 cadets in the Army JROTC at Frankford High School in Philadelphia, Pa. Bob attended the presentation and is serving as a Volunteer Liaison, working with cadets to carry on his son’s legacy as they participate in our “If Not Me, Then Who…” Service Challenge. The Craven family continues to carry on the legacy of Capt. Craven through their involvement in multiple TMF Expeditions and their support of other TMF events.
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