On April 9, the Lt. Michael P. Quinn Scholarship Board is pleased to host their 53rd annual banquet to be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford St. in Charlestown. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will recognize the past three scholarship recipients; 2019 winner Jeremy Shea, a junior at SUNY Maritime who is aspiring to be a U.S. Navy aviator; 2020 winner Madison Rodriguez, a sophomore at Bridgewater St. who is enrolled in the nursing program; and 2021 winner Quinlan O’Brien, a freshwoman at John Hopkins who is pursuing a degree in law enforcement and is a member of the nationally ranked lacrosse team. Tickets cost $50 and include catering by Sandy Griffin and entertainment by DJ Anthony Labella. Please contact Ronan Fitzpatrick at maryfitzpatrick1[email protected], or by phone at (617) 242-5493 with any questions.
Guest speaker for the event will be U.S. Marine Corps Major General Michael S. Martin. General Martin, a UMass-Amherst and Army War College graduate, served as Ground Watch Officer with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Forces in Iraq (FEB-OCT 2003) as well as Commander of the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in Afghanistan (NOV 2009-MAY 2010). More recently, General Martin served as Commanding General of the 4th Marine Division (SEP 2018-OCT 202) and is currently the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration. General Martin and his wife reside in Southwick, MA and have seven children.