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Legacy High School scholarship honors fallen soldier

Posted at 5:46 AM, Feb 13, 2017

A grieving mother is helping students in honor of her son, who is a fallen soldier.

Joshua Phillips went to Legacy High School. He played football all four years, even making it to captain of the team.

Once he was done with high school, Joshua joined the military. He died during an airborne training exercise in 2015, hundreds of miles from home.

His mom is devastated to this day. She still hears stories from his classmates about how generous he was, giving away socks and cleats to needy team members.

To honor Joshua, his mother is establishing a scholarship fund in his name.

"I didn't realize how much of an impact he made on the school," she said. "I just knew he was my wild, crazy son."

The $1,000 scholarship is open to athletes at Legacy High School. Click here for more information.