The Westbrook Chapter of the national advocacy organization, Rolling Thunder, presented the Chris Broderick Memorial award of $500 to Tim Leeman, a senior at Windham High School (WHS).
The award is in memory of Broderick, also from Windham, who was a member of Rolling Thunder. The award is given to a senior who has not only demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and motivation but has also taken courses in the CDL (Commercial Drivers License) Program at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center (WRVC) in Westbrook.
|Anne Broderick and Tim DeCosta (Pres.of Rolling Thunder) give award to Tim Leeman(Center)|
Broderick passed away in 2014 from cancer. His wife, Anne Broderick and the members of the Rolling Thunder organization wished to do something for high school seniors[LG1] in Broderick’s memory. This is the third year the award has been presented and the first time it was received by a WHS senior.
The mission of Rolling Thunder is to bring about awareness as well as provide political action towards and accountability for the prisoners of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) services members of all United States wars. It is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization with over 90 chartered chapters in the US (with members abroad.) Maine has two chapters, one in Sanford and one in Westbrook.
Leeman attended WRVC for two years in Heavy Equipment Operation and CDL Driving. Upon graduation Leeman will be reporting to Fort Leonard Wood, MO to begin his Army basic training.
Congratulations to Leeman and thank you for your commitment and service to the country.