Scholarship honors veteran Terry Maloy

JUNE 30, 2020

A scholarship has been established in memory of Vietnam veteran Terry Maloy, formerly of Princeton, who died at age 74 on June 10, 2019 at his home in Fort Myers, Fla.

Maloy’s widow Patricia established the “Home of the Free because of the Brave” scholarship to honor his life and service. Starting this fall, the $1,000 annual scholarship will go to a U.S. Army veteran pursuing a career in electrical work or nursing.

Maloy joined the Army in 1963 and went to Vietnam in 1965.

Patricia and Terry met at age 16 in Princeton, were wed at 18 and went on to enjoy nearly 56 years of marriage, three daughters, nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In 2013, they created the “Forever in Our Hearts” scholarship in memory of daughter Amy, killed in a 2007 car accident shortly after earning her RN degree from IVCC’s nursing program. 

A lineman electrician for the city of Princeton, Maloy was superintendent of the electrical department when he retired in 1998. In retirement, he remodeled their Florida home and built furniture.

Maloy bravely fought various cancers from 2001 until his death from Agent Orange in 2019.

“He never complained, never said a word about it,” Patricia says with admiration. “His doctors commented on how remarkable he was. He was a very special man.”