Friends of a man killed in the Sept. 16 mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard have set up a scholarship in his honor.
The college scholarship honoring Gerald Read was created by his former high school classmates in Pennsylvania. The money will be awarded to an Eagle Scout who graduates from Clearfield Area High School, about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Read, 58, was a Pennsylvania native who became an Eagle Scout in 1973. He was living in Alexandria, Va., when he was one of 12 people killed by a gunman. Read's family says witnesses told authorities he pushed a co-worker away from the gunfire and was fatally wounded in the process.
The $1,000 scholarship in Read's name will be offered for the first time next year.