Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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SGM Gissel Flannigan Rifles Drill Team Scholarship Fund

Established 2016

SGM. John Gissel

SGM John Gissel

The SGM Gissel Flannigan Rifles Drill Team Scholarship Fund was created to support scholarships for students of Marmion Academy who are members of its drill team.

The Flannigan Rifles Drill Team was officially formed in September of 1947 and for generations has been the elite military unit at Marmion Academy.

Sergeant Major John Gissel has been the drill team’s coach since 1997. Under his direction and leadership, the team has grown into a national powerhouse competing all over America.

In addition to the many awards that the team has won over the past twenty years, SGM Gissel’s legacy will be forever remembered in the young men who have grown and developed into men of strong character – men who will make a lasting impact on their community and their nation.


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