SPC Steven R. Elrod
United States Army

1/73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division

APR 8, 1987 – SEP 10, 2007 | Baghdad, Iraq

Hometown: Hope Mills, NC

Steven was an avid video gamer and sports fan and could recite the stats for almost any player in any major sport. At 6ft 5in tall, he regularly dominated on the basketball court. Feeling the need to be a part of something bigger than himself, Steve left college to serve in the Army during a time of war. In order to honor their son’s legacy, his parents established the Steven R. Elrod Memorial Scholarship to aid in financing the education goals of students from his alma mater.