Fayetteville Eagle Scout could win national award

Posted January 6, 2011

Jacob Netzel, an Eagle Scout in Fayetteville and member of Troop 40 of the Occoneechee Council, is one of four finalists for the prestigious American Spirit Award presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

Netzel, 17, raised $40,000 to construct a memorial to 28 members of the 3rd Special Forces Group headquartered at Fort Bragg who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spent four years on the project.

The award recognizes one or more Scouts who demonstrate extraordinary skill, professionalism and a spirit of excellence in a challenging situation.

Online votes will count for 50 percent of the total and are being tallied from Jan. 5 through Feb. 11. Vote for the American Spirit Award


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  • raggy831 Jan 11, 2011

    The whole troop works on the Eagle projects, not just one person. I hope that if he wins he remembers to include his troop in the glory! Proud parent of a Eagle scout!

  • Sarge Jan 11, 2011

    got my vote!

  • 426X3 Jan 10, 2011

    Good for you Jacob. You are an excellent example for other teenages to follow.

  • dwr1964 Jan 7, 2011

    Excellent job for young Jacob. Will be keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  • cwood3 Jan 7, 2011

    That is a great project. I review Eagle Scout Projects and have never scene one this involved or far reaching. Great job young man. I have already voted for you in the Spirit Award Competition.