Teague Crotty’s story is one of personal courage and triumph.
His father, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Crotty, served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was diagnosed with leukemia in 1999. After undergoing a successful bone marrow transplant, he was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2009, while serving as a Senior National Guard Advisor, he was diagnosed with leukemia again, this time losing his life in October 2010. Teague was 13 when his dad passed away, five years before he graduated from high school.
Teague long dreamed of going to Oklahoma State University, like many generations of his family. He wanted to study mechanical engineering, inspired by lessons he learned building bikes with his dad. “We really got to grow together over bikes,” Teague said. “He even built a little shop in our house. Cycling was one thing our whole family could do together.”
Teague is a Higher Education Scholarship recipient. Currently a junior at his dream school, OSU, he is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, following the treasured memory of his dad.
- Teague Crotty
Folds of Honor Recipient
Junior, Oklahoma State University, OK