LINTHICUM, Md. – June 27, 2013 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced the award of the fifth and final installment of a scholarship fund established by the company in memory of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Spc. Ross A. McGinnis at his high school in Knox, Pa.
McGinnis was killed on Dec. 4, 2006, while on patrol in Iraq. He was a machine-gunner on a Humvee patrolling Adhamiyah, a Baghdad neighborhood, when an insurgent threw a fragmentation grenade into the vehicle. McGinnis threw his body on top of the grenade, absorbing the force of the blast and likely saving the lives of four fellow crew members. His Medal of Honor was presented to his family by President George W. Bush at the White House in June 2008.
The scholarship is sponsored by Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector in Linthicum, where McGinnis' uncle, Tracy Romano, is an antenna systems engineer. A plaque displaying the names of the scholarship recipients is on display at Keystone Junior-Senior High School.
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