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 for 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 was survived by his parents, Robert and Linda, his sisters Melissa Craven and Julie Haralmbous, 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. We 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.
Scott’s service and sacrifice was honored by his parents’ participation in the New Mexico Expedition.
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