Captain David R. "Chip" Herr, Jr. '80 Memorial Lecture Series

The Chip Herr Memorial Lecture series, celebrates the life and extraordinary military service, leadership and heroism of one of Fort Worth Country Day's very own, Captain David R. "Chip" Herr, Jr., Class of 1980. Herr's helicopter malfunctioned and crashed in eastern Saudi Arabia during a noncombat mission on February 3, 1991. Chip is the only FWCD graduate who has died in the service to his country. 
The lecture series honors Chip's legacy and provides FWCD students and the community with models of service - men and women who make sacrifices each day as public servants and who continue to shoulder the "burdens of command" in the dangerous and complicated 21st century.

Learn more about Captain David R. "Chip" Herr, Jr. '80
"Chip was proud of his service, and we at Fort Worth Country Day, will forever be proud of him as well. I understand that the responsibilities I have to my fellow Marines don’t end when they die. To the contrary, my responsibility is is to keep his memory alive, to honor the traditions and values that he held dear. It is my duty to never forget the patriotism, valor, and selflessness of he who fell in battle. It is my challenge to be worthy of his legacy. I believe that Chip’s example is the standard by which we must measure our service to America."

-Major Bill Arnold '86
Head of Upper School

Chip Herr Memorial Lecture Celebrates 10th Year

Fort Worth Country Day’s 2019 Captain David R. “Chip” Herr, Jr. ’80 Memorial Lecture featured Retired U.S. Army Colonel and Donor/Advisor for the Calyx & Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund Colonel Parker B. Schenecker ’80. His presentation is titled “Profiles in Resiliency.” 
Colonel Schenecker spoke on Monday, September 16, in the FWCD Scott Theater at 6:30 p.m. A reception in the Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center followed the event. Read more about Colonel Schenecker and Chip here.
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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.

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