My dad has been on the road all week making Warrior Wishes come true on the east coast. Last night he hosted warriors in New York at the Yankees game.
After the game, he made his way to Boston on another overnight bus. He arrived early in the morning, but unfortunately was unable to get much done because his phone was not working…
Boston is one of my dad’s favorite places to travel to. We have made some unforgettable memories there & look forward to many more memorable experiences in the future.
My dad spent a majority of his morning hanging out at the Apple Store trying to get his phone fixed. Unfortunately they were unable to figure out the problem & my dad couldn’t leave it there overnight because he had to be back in New York tomorrow for the Mets game.
But as they say, “the show must go on!” So my dad made his way over to Fenway Park and met up with Marine, John Morley & his girlfriend, Eva.
I was pretty impressed that my dad still coordinated everything without having access to his phone. But he made it happen!
John was nominated by our 3rd guest ever, BJ Ganem. We had the honor of hosting John back in 2013 at a Boston Celtics game & we have been trying to get him to another event over the last couple of years, but he has been very busy starting up his own business.
My dad met up with John at Boston Beer works for lunch before the game & enjoyed the opportunity catch up with Him and meet his new girlfriend Eva. They also reminisced about the Celtics Experience and how much fun it was.
They snapped a few pictures outside the stadium before John & Eva headed inside to the famous Fenway Park.
Meanwhile, my dad attempted to find a cheap ticket to go inside & eventually decided it was more important for him to try to get his phone fixed. Because he had a few loose ends to tie over the next few days.
John made sure to take a few pictures inside the stadium & sent them to us. He & Eva enjoyed a beautiful day at the ballpark & got to see an exciting 6-5 Walk off win by the Red Sox!
Operation Warrior Wishes would like to thank Boston Beer Works for providing a delicious pregame meal & New Era for providing Red Sox Caps!
TOGETHER WE MAKE WARRIOR WISHES COME TRUE!
Most importantly, we want to thank Marine SGT John Morley for your service & sacrifices to our country. It was an honor & a pleasure to host you again. We truly hope you had a great time at the game.
My dad will be back on the overnight Megabus tonight. He will be back in New York hosting warriors at tomorrows Mets game. Stay tuned for more details!
MEET MARINE JOHN MORLEY
Retired US Navy Chief John Morley is the founder and President of Shellback Industries, a CVE certified service disabled veteran owned small business. Shellback Industries provides construction management services, a project delivery system that facilitates demolition and site preparation by organizing people, materials and equipment.
After the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, John’s team was deployed to Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terror. Over the next five years, he served three additional tours in support of OEF/OIF in Iraq, supporting various groups including U.S. Marines, Navy Special Warfare, and Task Force Troy.
In May of 2006 three months into a deployment to Iraq, John was in the process of gathering intelligence from a previously disarmed improvised explosive device. While reaching down to collect the explosive component of the device it detonated, resulting in the loss of his right hand. His next two years were filled with surgeries and rehabilitation before he medically retired from active duty in April of 2008.
After his retirement, John continued to work in the EOD field as a security contractor for the State Department, as well as for a private security company before working directly for the federal government as a Transportation Security Specialist (TSS-E) in the Explosives Operations Branch of the Department of Homeland Security. John left the federal government in October of 2016 to pursue full time Shellback Industries, a company he founded in October of 2015.
John is a native of Reading, Massachusetts where he attended Reading Memorial High School (Class of 1989) before going on to Plymouth State College where he graduated in 1995. John now resides in Waltham, Massachusetts with his service dog Nio, a 4 year old Doberman Pinscher.