The Gift of an EducationMr. Taylor was born in Beaumont, Texas, on June 12, 1937. He received a full academic scholarship from The Kinkaid School in Houston and graduated, despite leaving home at age 16. After high school, he left Texas to attend Louisiana State University, fulfilling a dream that would have been beyond his reach without financial assistance from the college. During his sophomore year at LSU, Mr. Taylor joined the Marine Corps PLC Officer Training Program. Unfortunately, a heart condition prevented the completion of his senior course, and Mr. Taylor was honorably discharged from the Corps. Through the Foundation, though, Mr. Taylor has been able to show his unwavering loyalty to the United States Marine Corps and all branches of the Armed Forces.