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Northwest College scholarship will honor Griffin of Riverton

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff

A new scholarship program will benefit students at Northwest College in Powell in the memory of a Riverton man who was killed while serving in Afghanistan last year.

Suicide bombers killed 45-year-old Army Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin and two other service members. All three were members of units at Fort Carson, Colo. The attack also killed a foreign service officer.

Griffin graduated from Riverton High School in 1985, when he won a Class 4-A state wrestling championship for the Wolverines. He then attended Northwest College, where he also excelled as a wrestler in high school and college.

The new scholarships will go to wrestler and veterans studying at the community college starting in 2014.

Griffin was a 24-year Army veteran and father of two. He previously served three tours in Iraq and had been deployed to Kuwait and the Balkans.

He was the brother of Shawn Griffin of Riverton.

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