Erdy fund-raiser to be held

The third annual fund-raiser for Clermont County fallen Marine Nicholas Erdy will take place at the Norlyn Manor Nov. 17.

Owensville resident Lance Corporal Nicholas Erdy, 21, was tragically killed in Iraq from injuries sustained in a roadside bombing on May 11, 2005. His body was returned to the United States on May 23 to a heroes welcome; after a military honor parade that drew more than 200 mourners, he was interred in the St. Louis Cemetery on May 26, 2005.

All proceeds from this weekend’s fund-raiser will benefit the Nick Erdy Foundation, a 501(c)3, non-profit, all-volunteer charitable organization started by the family to donate scholarships to the schools that Nick attended and a few other organizations that were important to him.

A few of those include scholarships to the St. Louis School in Owensville, the McNicholas High School, the Clermont Northeastern High School, the Mid-Ohio Marine Foundation, the 3 Deuce 5 Marine Foundation Unit out of Columbus, and many other veteran’s and military support groups which distribute funds to returning injured Marines and their families.