Today marks the 5th anniversary of the day we lost one of Hingham’s finest, Corporal Christopher J. Orlando, USMC.
Tragically, during a nighttime helicopter training mission over the Hawaiian Islands, Cpl Orlando and eleven of his peers were involved in a mid-air crash of which there were no survivors. The Military searched tirelessly to recover these brave souls but had to call off the search after four months – the Cpl remains listed as missing; lost-at sea, to this day.
To honor Cpl Orlando, a Memorial Scholarship was established that has awarded $2,500 scholarships each year to a Hingham High Senior who plans to pursue a career in the military, police, fire or vocational technical fields. Those looking to support the fund may do so by submitting a check to the Hingham Town Treasurer/Collector, at 210 Central Street, made out to the CPL Christopher J. Orlando Memorial, USMC Scholarship Fund.
We will always remember the selflessness and devotion Cpl Orlando had for his community, our state, and our nation.