About Captain Cash

Captain Christopher Scott Cash

October 2, 1967  –  June 24, 2004

Capt. Christopher Scott Cash Sr., died June 24, 2004, in heavy fighting in Iraq while serving in the N.C. National Guard. He was one of three U.S. soldiers who died in Baqubah, a town 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.

A 1985 Old Orchard Beach High School graduate, he was remembered for his athletic excellence and dedication to the military.  Cash moved to Old Orchard Beach from Rhode Island when he was 8 years old and grew up in the two-story red house on Cascade Road where his mother Nancy, and stepfather Bob, still live.

At his burial in Pinewood Memorial Park, Cash was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service, a Purple Heart for being injured in battle and a combat infantryman badge for his time spent fighting.

A memorial Service was held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church on July 24th with the Rev. Dr. David Calhoun presiding.  A number of presentations were made on behalf of Veterans, State and Federal representatives.  Friends and family shared memories of Chris which included humorous anecdotes and poignant poems.

Memorials may be given to:

The Captain Christopher Scott Cash Scolarship Fund

Ocean Communities Federal Credit Union

1001 Portland Road , Saco, Maine 04072

The Scholarship is funded in part by

The Captain Christopher Scott Cash Memorial 5K Run

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PRESS RELEASE: The Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial Scholarship Awards for 2015 were presented Jan.,21,2016

Press Release:  January 21, 2016


To The Editor:
Nancy and Bob Kelley founders  of the “Run for Cash Memorial 5K” Family Race Day are proud to announce the Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial Scholarship Awards for 2015. Liam Eisenhaur ,  was the recipient of the Class of 2015 at Thornton Academy, Saco, Maine.     Liam is attending Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.
He is pursuing a career studying Computer Science. He achieved the Deans List for his first semester. Liam is an outstanding student and a fine athlete.
Emilie Chard was the recipient of the 2015  Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial Scholarship from Old Orchard Beach High School. Emilie was Valedictorian for her Class of 2015 and was involved in many extracurricular activities. Emilie is attending the University of New England where she is studying Athletic Training in hopes of pursuing a Career in Physical Therapy. We are very proud of her accomplishes which qualified her for this award.
They both received a $1,000.00 Award and also a personal  gift from us  as a remembrance of our son,  U.S. Army Ranger Captain Christopher S.Cash.
Congratuations to Liam and Emilie,  and from all of us at our  “Run for Cash” Family Race Day team.
Nancy Lee Kelley
Old Orchard Beach, Maine

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