Spurgeon Goss Memorial Scholarship
Spurgeon Goss was a remarkable athlete and a courageous soldier. At home, Spurgeon was known as a great football player; he was named All Conference and Most Outstanding Lineman, achievements made all the more notable when taking into account his size of 5’8” and 145 pounds! Spurgeon displayed the ultimate in sportsmanship on the field and led his teammates as co-captain of the 1964 Davie High Football Team.
After high school, Spurgeon chose to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. In 1967, he was responsible for the rescue of six Marines who were trapped behind enemy lines. He was mortally wounded by hostile military action on the battle field. By protecting his fellow soldiers, he became the first Davie County native to lose his life in the Vietnam War. Goss was awarded the Bronze Star with a Combat “V” posthumously for his heroic actions on that day, and he was awarded a special place in the heart of every person in Davie County.
Goss also received the Purple Heart, National Defense Medal, two Republic of Vietnam Medals, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Expert Marksmanship Badge for his service and bravery. He was a man of great integrity and honor who will not be forgotten. In the true spirit of Goss, not wanting to leave anyone behind, the scholarship will help ensure a student has the opportunity for higher education.
The Spurgeon Goss Memorial Scholarship is available to a Davie High football player needing financial assistance .