DHL was honored for its Service to our Military and Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon for more than a Decade. Proud to call them the Esteemed Honoree this year!
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We changed our venue (the Royal Manor in Garfield, NJ) due to increased attendance. It was a great night of Patriotism, Generosity, Good Food and Entertainment all in one! See pics below.
2017 Auction Items
Return to this page to find new offerings donated for our Silent Auction. Thanks.
The Krazy Fish Mavericks crew have donated a day fish charter off the NJ coast for striped bass for up to 6 people. What a great day you can have with friends or clients. Live auction item. Be there.
2016 - Salute to American Heroes 4
We are grateful for the tremendous support from our Sponsors, Benefactors, Advertisers, Donors, Supporters, our Venue and Volunteers who made this event OUTSTANDING!(see below for more info)
Thanks to our Sponsors - Unilever, OritaniBank Charitable Foundation, Lane Office, PAC Pump, Inserra Supermarkets, Downes Tree Service, ORACLE and Kuiken Brothers. Deloitte and its clients/partners took SIX tables. Hackensack University Medical Center purchased a table. The Sietsmas purchased two tables. Bob Gillespie continued as a Benefactor. We had some very cool auction items, including a one-of-a-kind mosaic by Santo Navarria, the last of 11 generations of Italian mosaic artists; a signed Joe Namath jersey and display of a Special Forces knife honoring a Medal of Honor recipient and even an authentic Afghan Chai tea set. Several extremely interesting Military guests attended, including Dr. Philip Perdue, Regional Trauma Chief at Walter Reed, our Keynote Speaker!
100% of the net proceeds go to our Operation Wounded Care. We help our wounded Veterans be more independent by helping them with their healing needs through our Operation Wounded Care program.
Dr. Philip Perdue, Regional Trauma Chief at Walter Reed NMMC, was our Keynote this year. Dr. Perdue recently returned from AFG, where he was Director of Trauma at the Role III NATO hospital in Kandahar and AaSP Adoptee too!
The day after Salute last year, a bus load of Military, including injured Vets and their caregivers, visited the Freedom Tower's Observation Deck, lunch at a NJ diner and dinner at a local Italian restaurant in NJ.
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Last year we raised about $100,000 for our Injured Veterans and our Wounded Care programs. 100% of the net proceeds go directly to our Operation Wounded Care programs! The money is being spent on improving the lives and independence of our Wounded Vets and to help sponsor Camp4Heroes, a sanctuary and retreat for injuired servicemen and women in Fairmont, NC.
Some of the Auction Items (see pix below)
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015: Thanks to Mark DeVincentis and Crescent Capital Group for becoming a One-Star Sponsor. Thanks also to Bill and Joan Hanes and Quito McKenna for their generous Patron donation. Thanks also to Craig Mont for donating a very cool Civil War Soldier's memorial notice.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015: Thanks for Tom Franklin (photographer who shot the iconic three Firefighters at Ground Zero) for the signed photograph! (Thanks Dennis Maloney for getting that for us); Thanks also to Tony D'Augustine for the signed book; Karl and Inga Nelson for the Hero Benefactor; Capt. Ken Fackina for the cool Memphis Belle photo signed by the Captain; Jeff Crist for the mixed media painting on wood; Michelle Buterbaugh for the Star Wars painting; and all the other goodies!!!
AUGUST 27, 2015: Thanks to Unilever Men's Care Brands for some awesome items, including a Step Curry autographed basketball! Step was MVP of the NBA Finals this year!!!!
AUGUST 21, 2015: Thanks to Kuiken Brothers for a one-star sponsorship; Columbia Bank and News 12 for their full page ad; and Menasha Corporation for their Color ad. Awesome stuff! We need it! Thanks! AUGUST 13, 2015: Thanks to PAC Pump for their two-star Sponsorship! And thanks to Atlas Air Worldwide and The LT Dennis W Zilinski II Memorial Fund for their full color ads! AUGUST 10, 2015: Thanks to Inserra Shop-Rite Super Markets for being a two-star Sponsor! AUGUST 3, 2015: Thanks to AllShow for being a two-star Sponsor! JULY 13, 2015: Thanks to CitiQuiet Windows for taking a one-star sponsorship! MAY 26, 2015: Thanks to Unilever for buying two extra tables; also thanks to the Rihner family for being a Hero Benefactor and getting 10 seats for our Military! Much needed! Thank you!!! MAY 20, 2015: We just added another banner (3-Star) sponsor - OritaniBank Charitable Fund. Add to that our friends at Lane Furniture committed as 2-Star sponsor - thanks Greg! And thank you Lloyd Erlemann and his wife for buying a table!! MARCH 7, 2015: We already have a first banner sponsor -- Unilever! Thanks guys!!!!
Just over 100 slots for Military and their guests and they're all accounted for. We still need Hero Benefactors and Supporters and Benefactors buying seats so our Military can attend, all for no cost. We also raise money for hotel and expenses so those travelling great distances can enjoy the NY/NJ area. We love taking care of our Military and Wounded Vets!
Our Keynote Speaker: COL Fredrick C. Dummar former Commander, Camp Morehead, AFG AaSP visited Camp Morehead in January 2014; sometime later, COL Dummar took command of this training base. Thanks to some great Benefactors, (including DHL Express, OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and TRX Fitness) AaSP supported COL Dummar and his Troops throughout the Afghan Theater. We are fortunate to have COL Dummar come to Salute 3 and be our Keynote Speaker!
Performance by Special Guest from the REDCON-1 Label: Soldier Hard aka The Voice
Jeff Barillaro, a Wounded Hero from Operation Iraqi Freedom, was raised in Vallejo, CA, and grew up with music in his blood. After getting wounded in Iraq, he decided that music could be an important part of his therapy to deal with severe PTS. He started writing music for other Warfighters who have come back with traumatic injuries and also began recruiting Wounded Heroes to perform with his non-profit REDCON-1 label. Now he is leading a group known as the Number One Warfighter Hip Hop Rap Artists in America. We are privileged to have Jeff perform at Salute!!!! Last year, he also administered the Spartan Pledge to one of our Wounded Heroes and is ready to do it again this year.
Last Year ...
Salute to American Heroes Nanina's in the Park, Belleville, NJ Thursday night, 23 October 2014
A Great Success -- Thank you!!
We held another spectacular event for our Wounded Heroes! Thanks to everyone who made it possible -- our Event Sponsors, our Hero Benefactors, our Advertisers in our program, our Boosters, our Auction donors and bidders and everyone at the event, including our Military, Gold Star, Silver Star families, Nanina's in the Park, our Keynote BG Poppas -- everyone!!!! Thank you!!! Hope to see you next year!
UPDATE 9 SEPTEMBER 2014 This past week, we closed out our Sponsors with Inserra Supermarkets (2-star) and Kuiken Brothers (1-star), two wonderful and local companies that support many activities here in Bergen County, NJ. Thanks to both organizations for topping off our Sponsor list!!!
UPDATE 7 AUGUST 2014 We just got the most incredible great donation for our live auction! A fishing outing aboard the Fish Circus on the celebrity reality show "Fish Mavericks" (NBCSports network, Wednesday nights 10pm). Dave Schunke and his crew will take you out fishing on his pro and TV celeb boat Fishing Mavericks! How cool is that????!!!!
Also, yesterday we sold the last tickets for our attendees! Amazing generosity has led to this success! Special thanks to the American Legion Post 106 of Hasbrouck Hts, NJ, for their very generous donation as Hero Benefactors+; Atlas Air Worldwide for its longstanding, steadfast support and Hero Benefactors+; and Mr and Mrs. Bill Casey for becoming Hero Benefactors. Additionally, we sold two tables, one to Unilever and one to All Shows. We are grateful for the tremendous generosity. We are now only $22,000 behind last year's numbers so we still need sponsors, ads, boosters and auction items! But we had a great few days!!!!!
UPDATE 5 JULY 2014 Thanks to OritaniBank for returning as a Banner Sponsor! And thanks to "America's Tenor" Daniel Rodriguez for confirming he will be attending Salute '2' and singing! Awesome!!!!
UPDATE 25 JUNE 2014 Thanks to Pascack Community Bank for being a Heroes Benefactor and taking an ad. Thanks to the Grace United Methodist Church of Waldwick, NJ, and Blue Star Mothers #3 of North Jersey for being Hero Benefactors. Thanks also to Cerullo Fire Extinguishing, The Hunter Group, 10th Mountain Div Ass'n, Blue Star Moms #3 of North Jersey, American Legion Post 171, Liberty Hyundai and Subaru, and Stan Kober for taking ads!
UPDATE 5 JUNE 2014 Thanks to Lane Office Furniture Co for coming on board as a new Sponsor for Salute to American Heroes '2'! Thanks also to the Sietsma family for buying two tables for the event. Awesome stuff! UPDATE: 16 MAY 2014 Unilever has become the first returning Banner Sponsor for Salute '2' -- plus they are buying an extra table for our Heroes; the Lahoud Sadaka Group and Merrill Lynch of Paramus, NJ, are each buying a table. Thank you guys!
Our Emcee: Marvin Scott Marvin was our Emcee last year. Winning three more Emmy awards this year, Marvin now has 10 Emmy awards for journalistic achievement. Since joining WPIX in 1980, he has served in multiple capacities as anchor, reporter, host and producer. Scott is currently the station’s Senior Correspondent and anchor/host of the weekly issues-oriented program, PIX News Close Up. He is also the Emcee of the prestigious annual Ellis Island Medal of Honor ceremonies. This past Christmas, Marvin and producer Dave Kimmel went to Bagram AB, AFG, to entertain the Troops. Thanks for being our Emcee again this year Mr Scott!
Scott taking a bow after finishing his live painting at Salute to American Heroes last year.
Special Guest: Scott LoBaido Scott LoBaido is fast becoming America's best-known Patriotic Cause artist. He paints his favorite image, the American flag, on building walls, rooftops, anywhere he can to pay homage to the American people in times of trouble and need. His recent works in Staten Island to help Hurricane Sandy victims and in Boston to celebrate Boston Strong are two recent examples.
We are excited and proud to have Scott join us again at Salute '2' where he will do another live painting that will be auctioned off to the audience to benefit our Wounded Heroes! You won't want to miss it!!! Thanks Scott for coming back for an encore!!!
Special Guest: Daniel Rodriguez To those who have come to know him as the “singing policeman,” — the New York City cop who helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope after the September 11th terrorist attacks with his stirring rendition of “God Bless America” — it is no surprise that Daniel Rodriguez is known as America’s Beloved Tenor. Daniel will be attending AND performing at Salute '2'! Daniel is currently working on a Christmas album and supporters can support his efforts with a donation (click on link to go to his home page, then click on News).
Listen to Daniel by clicking on video to Left
Performance by Special Guests from the REDCON-1 Label: Soldier Hard aka The Voice and Stephen Hobbs
Jeff Barillaro, a Wounded Hero from Operation Iraqi Freedom, was raised in Vallejo, CA, and grew up with music in his blood. After getting wounded in Iraq, he decided that music could be an important part of his therapy to deal with severe PTS. He started writing music for other Warfighters who have come back with traumatic injuries and also began recruiting Wounded Heroes to perform with his non-profit REDCON-1 label. Now he is leading a group known as the Number One Warfighter Hip Hop Rap Artists in America. We are privileged to have Jeff and Stephen Hobbs, also a Wounded Hero and currently transitioning to a Warrior Transition (Medical) Unit at Fort Riley, KS, perform at Salute!!!! They will sing a medley of two of their songs - Trigger and Light into the Dark.
Diginitary Attending: Brig Gen Michael L Cunniff NJ TAG BG Cunniff will be joined by other leaders of the NJ Air and Army National Guard, including BG James Grant, Chief of the Joint Staff, and Col Wayne McGaughey, Chief of Staff, Air. We are honored to have our home state so represented!!!
Special thanks to Ten Gun Design of Edmonds, WA, for all the pro-bono design work they do for us all year. They created the look and feel of our Salute to American Heroes, desktopped our program last year and continue to support this and so many other worthy projects for our Troopers! Thank you Mark, Jeff, Ryan and all the great folks at Ten Gun!!!
Success!!! In 2013, we raised $100,228 We are already in gear donating some of that money to help our Wounded Heroes! See below for all the updates. We will keep you posted!
Article in Chauffer Driven Magazine ... CLICK HERE
Retired USMC Sgt John M Peck and his fiancee' Stacy Elwood
We are providing a significant financial stipend to retired USMC Sgt John M Peck, who is getting a double arm transplant in Boston, MA.! The stipend will help defer all his living expenses getting up to Boston and remaining there for his recuperation.
Marine Sgt. Eddie Ryan and his Mom Angie and Dad Chris have been through so much since Eddie, a Marine sniper, was wounded in Iraq in 2005. AaSP learned of his wounds recently. He was shot by American forces. A lack of communication existed and an American tank turned its deck gun on a rooftop where Eddie and six Marines had taken its post. AaSP furnished a hardship financial grant to Eddie and the family from Salute monies.
Monster Truck Jam in Las Vegas March 19-23, 2014
AaSP donated $2,500 to help take five Wounded Heroes and their families to the Monster Truck Jam in Las Vegas, NV. Our Heroes like trucks and this was a way for them and their families to get away from the everyday doldums of rehab and have some fun. We were glad to partner with Truckin' 4 Troops and FFAAFF to make this happen!
LCpl Casey Allison was severely wounded the same day AaSP was in Southern Afghanistan on its Military Appreciation Tour with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders. We saw Casey in the ICU at the Role III Hospital there and now have "re-met" him and his wonderful Mom Kelly, wife Mia and little 3-mos-old daughter Ava. We're already helping him by donating to his rehab/life fund and will do what we can to make his transition to civilian life easier and better!
$10,000 was donated to help Taylor Morris and his wife Danielle get a new Jeep Cherokee.
What we're doing with the money:
Providing stipends ($2,500 ea) to Sgt Aaron Alonso (USMC1/9) and Sgt Eddie Ryan (USMC 3/2)
Buying iPad Minis and giving them to Wounded Heroes so they can stay in contact with Battle Buddies and family
Donated $2,500 to Truckin 4 Troops and FFAAFF to be able to take five Wounded Heroes and their families to the Monster Truck Jam in Las Vegas the weekend of 15-16 March, 2014.
Donated $1,000 to LCpl Casey Allison's rehab and life fund (Casey was injured on 28 September, the same day AaSP was at Role III Hospital at Camp Leatherneck to visit. We met Casey that night in the ICU and we have met him and his family at Walter Reed. Also purchasing an iPad for Casey so his communications will be easier and more fun, now that he has transferred to Balboa.
Purchased 40 iPods for Walter Reed's Natl Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) for memory and other rehab for Wounded Heroes with TBI and PTS, thanks to a very generous grant from OritaniBank Charitable Foundation of Washington Township, NJ.
Donated $5,000 to co-sponsor the Super Bowl Party at Walter Reed Natl Mil Med Center, with FFAAFF, The Independence Fund, Truckin' 4 Troops, and FDNY
Donated nearly $5,000 to sponsor a Christmas Party at Walter Reed Natl Mil Med Center, with FFAAFF, The Independence Fund, Truckin' 4 Troops, FDNY and Rolling Thunder
Donated $10,000 towards a new vehicle for Wounded Hero Taylor Morris
Donated $10,000 towards a new vehicle for Wounded Hero Brendan Morrocco
OritaniBank Charitable Foundation gave us $2000 for TRXs for Wounded Heroes and we gave them out at the Xmas Party
OritaniBank Charitable Foundation gave us $2,400 and we sent TRXs to Medical facilities in AFG, Djibouti and Landstuhl Regional Med Ctr in Germany
An Amazing Night! We promised Spectacular and it was! Thank you everyone! Our work is just beginning!
Please enjoy some beautiful pictures below from the evening by photographer David Harrill
Medal of Honor Recipient SSG Ty Michael Carter was invited to Salute to American Heroes but was not able to attend. He did, however, send a video shoutout, shown below! Please view the video. We thank SSG Carter for his graciousness and for his exemplary service. To us, SSG Carter represents all the fine Warriors that fight for our Nation and those we have supported over the years. Thanks Ty!!!!!
Salute to American Heroes exceeded our highest expectations! It was a wonderful assemblage of caring, generous and patriotic Americans and our Military Heroes --- including Wounded Heroes, all coming to celebrate Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon's 10 years of supporting our Troops and raising money for our Wounded.
We had Veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan combat. Many of AaSP's Adoptees attended, thanks to the generosity of many of our supporters who bought tickets so that our Military could enjoy themselves without paying for their tickets. We had Brig Gen Michael Cunniff, The Adjutant General of New Jersey and many other dignitaries. SSG Ty Michael Carter, recent recipient of The Medal of Honor, sent a video shout out as well! It was an incredible evening!
We raised nearly $100,000 for our Wounded Heroes! Every cent will be carefully spent to enable our Wounded Heroes to be more independent, have better self-esteem and enjoy life more to the fullest.
For those folks who were not able to attend, or those who were not able to buy any of the special items in the silent and live auctions, YOU CAN STILL HELP OUR WOUNDED! Please send any donation you can afford. Mark on the check "Operation Combat Care" and every $dollar$ will go to our Wounded Heroes!
Operation Combat Care c/o Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon PO Box 1111 Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
We are committed to raising money as long as we have a living breath to help our Military Wounded deal with life and their challenges. Please help us. Thanks!!!!
Special thanks to: Abbott & Caserta for their awesome organization and support during the event; Nanina's in the Park for an amazing evening; Marvin Scott, emcee; Scott LoBaido, Patriotic Artist; Woody Woodall, Karl Nelson and George Martin for their auctioneering skills and enthusiasm; David Seelinger for his generosity; Brig Gen Michael Cunniff for attending with his team of Air National Guard dignitaries; and our Adoptees for being there, including many who travelled a long way; our Wounded Heroes for coming to the event - David Bixler, Kevin Gatson, Greg Hedrick, Chris Jones and Stephen Yalou. Thanks to our Committee, our Ticket buyers, our Sponsors, everyone who helped make this event so special!!!!!
Our Keynote Speaker: LTG William Phillips Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition Logistics and Technology) and Director, Acquisition Career Management
Because of the Government Shutdown, LTG Phillips was not able to attend.
Our Emcee: Marvin Scott The recipient of seven Emmy awards for journalistic achievement, Marvin Scott has done it all. Since joining WPIX in 1980, he has served in multiple capacities as anchor, reporter, host and producer. Scott is currently the station’s Senior Correspondent and anchor/host of the weekly issues-oriented program, PIX News Close Up. He is also the emcee of the prestigious annual Ellis Island Medal of Honor ceremonies.
Special Guest: Scott LoBaido Scott LoBaido is fast becoming America's best-known Patriotic Cause artist. He paints his favorite image, the American flag, on building walls, rooftops, anywhere he can to pay homage to the American people in times of trouble and need. His recent works in Staten Island to help Hurricane Sandy victims and in Boston to celebrate Boston Strong are two recent examples. We are excited and proud to have Scott join us on Thursday night where he will do a live painting that will be auctioned off to the audience to benefit our Wounded Heroes!
CPL David J. Bixler, 2010 USO Soldier of the Year, will be attending and making remarks.
David was our Keynote Speaker and delivered a fun and then poignant address. Thanks David!
CPL David J Bixler
Karl Nelson, #63, Offensive Tackle and member of the 1986 NY Giants who won Super Bowl XXI attended with his wife Inga
Karl also pitched in as an auctioneer with Woody Woodall and NY Giant favorite George Martin, to help raise more $$$ for our Wounded. Thanks guys!!!
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Special Event to raise money for our Operation Combat Care, serving our Wounded Heroes at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WR NMMC) at Bethesda, MD, as well as the TBI, Concussion Care Centers and Hospitals in AFG, and elsewhere in the theaters where America is running security operations.
Click here for more info on AaSP's Operation Combat Care over the years.
During the Holidays, Robert Abbott, principle of Abbott & Caserta Realtors and their affiliated companies, approached Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon with the idea of a gala to raise awareness and funds for our Operation Combat Care. UPDATE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: David Seelinger, Chairman and CEO of Empire CLS Chauffered Services, called us and guaranteed the last five tables! They were sold to Becton-Dickinson, All Shows, Englewood Cliffs Cadillac, Chauffered Services and All American Ford. Thank you David for your incredible heart, generosity and patriotism - and to the entire Empire family of employees, customers and network for helping us support our Wounde Heroes! UPDATE 22 AUGUST 2013: We are grateful to OritaniBank for becoming a Three-Star Sponsor! They also are purchasing a table for returning Vets/Wounded Heroes. Thank you OritaniBank!
UPDATE 6 JUNE: Thanks to Liberty Subaru and the DeSilva family for buying an ad and two tickets for our Heroes!
UPDATE 31 MAY: Thanks to Lainey and Ellen at Schneider Electric! They not only support our units overseas and have done so for a few years, but they also just bought an ad and a bunch of tickets for our Wounded Heroes for the Event! Thank you Schneider Electric!
UPDATE 28 MAY: GEN Odierno sent his regrets and cannot be our Keynote Speaker. Will let you know who our keynote is at a later date. Also, thanks to Cava Winery, who will donate wine for the event! Former Command Sergeant Major Anthony Riccio owns the winery here in NJ and he makes some wonderful wines. It is so great he is participating! Thanks Anthony!
UPDATE 26 Apr: The Event is called "Salute to American Heroes" and will be held at Nanina's in the Park in Belleville, NJ. The owners of Nanina's are particularly patriotic and recently hosted a repast for one of our Fallen Heroes, SGT Derek McConnell. We are grateful for their support, compassion, generosity and patriotism.
UPDATE 15 Apr: Thanks to GEN Raymond T. Odierno, 38th Chief of Staff of the United States Army for accepting our invitation to be the Keynote Speaker at our Big Event! What an honor, sir! Thank you!!
UPDATE 11 Apr: Thanks to Jim Demetrakis for becoming a major sponsor of the event today!
UPDATE 6 Apr: Thanks to The Hunter Group (Fred F) and Cole Schotz Law (Hank M). They both joined our list of concerned and compassionate companies that want to help our Wounded Heroes! Thank you guys!!!
UPDATE 28 Feb: We have two more sponsors who are passionate about our Troops! Empire CLS has joined us, along with Comfort Guard Contracting. Thanks David and Fred!!!
American Legion Post 1, Leonia, NJ
Janet Belden – CPL David Bixler Thank You for your Service. Blessings to All Our Soldiers.
Ken Broughton and Terri Norton – To all whom have served or currently serving are Heroes!
Terry Cerullo - Thank you for your sacrifice and making our country safe. God Bless you!
Thanks for your Service, from your grateful friends at Coastal Jersey Parrothead Club!
Carol Dabaghian – In appreciation and honor of all our American Heroes
Kim Daves - In honor of my brother, Craig Daves, my hero & all who have served
John and Kay D
Jon and Nancy Fass - Thank you to all of our heroes!
Joe/Jenn Fiorito - Welcome Home SPC Jos. K Fiorito, Our Hero and all the 508 MPs Great Job
Jim Hall PSP - The NJ Elks will never let you stand alone
In remembrance of WWII Vet Joseph T. Hanlon, ENS US Navy, Your loving son James D. Hanlon
Nina Henderson and Roger Branson - "With Admiration and Appreciation"
Mike and Judi Indiveri want to thank you all for your service, especially our son David
Mr and Mrs Larry Kaine - The Kaine women support their family Jen, Erin, Gretty, Karen
MAJ Erik Kristian Kober, WP ’97, XO, HHB, XVIII ABC, Thank U for serving! Luv, Mom & Dad
Jack and Nancy Konzelmann
Alan and Mary-Edna Krutchkoff – Thanks to ALL our American Heroes, esp son #3, David
In remembrance of WWII Vet Carnig Tutunjian, SGT USAAF, Your loving daughter Midge LaCorte
Lakeland Health Care Center, Haskell NJ - All our residents proudly support all your efforts
Ms. Lalia Longo
John and Maria Maccarrone
Rainer and Joy Mimberg
Fred and Cathy Savage
G. Sherman - Forever grateful to our heroes for their service
Karen Capone and Spoon Me frozen yoghurt shoppe in Old Tappan, NJ
Frank and Joan Tidona
Bruce Totten, Sun Pools
VFW Post 2640, Wallington, NJ
Lilyam Webber - thanks for your continued work to help these brave AMERICANS
May 14-15, 2013 --- Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon, working with the Fort Drum Chapter of Project Healing Waters, the DeBruce Fly Fishing Club and the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, brought five Veterans down to Livingston Manor, NY, for two days of some of the best fly fishing in New York State. It was a wonderful and fun "healing" mission and another aspect of AaSP's Operation Combat Care to heal the souls of our Wounded.
On Wednesday, March 13, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon presented the Natl Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) with 21 iPods for its Wounded Heroes! Receiving the donations for NICoE was Ms. Celene Moorer. We added two more iPods on April 23rd and will be acquiring more as well.
AaSP supports the Wounded Marine Barracks at Camp Leatherneck in AFG. Shown here is a live Xmas tree sent by DHL to AaSP units in AFG as part of its Trees for the Troops. AaSP is fortunate to have such great partners, all supporting our Brave Men and Women overseas.
The 933rd Forward Surgical Team in AFG is one of the many Medical units AaSP supports that take care of our Troops and Wounded down range in AFG.
All net proceeds to Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon to go to Operation Combat Care!