My dad had a few days off in between making Warrior Wishes come true in Phoenix & flying out to Atlanta. He was willing to take an 18 hour bus ride for $1 to get there, but I scored airfare for less than $50 and couldn’t pass it up.
MEET THE WARRIORS
ARMY CWO ROBERT SEAN GANNON
Army CWO Robert Sean Gannon is currently a Chief Warrant Officer 2 serving as a UH-60 Blackhawk Instructor Pilot. Gannon joined the Army in 2008 and has deployed twice as an aviator to Afghanistan. He has a wife and three girls, ranging in age from 7 months to 9 years old. He & his family are currently stationed at Fort Rucker, AL where Gannon teaches primary and instrument phases of the Army’s flight school. He enjoys spending time with his family and flying aircraft in his free time
ARMY SGT JASON NICHOLS
Jason Nichols grew up in Chatsworth, GA. He enlisted in the Army after he graduated High School. After completing training for Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. Nichols deployed with the 4th Infantry Division twice- Iraq in 2008 and then Afghanistan in 2011. SGT Nichols served in the Army until 2013 and then moved back home to Georgia. He enjoys restoring and customizing vehicles and spending time with his wife and four kids.
ARMY SGT JEFFREY SHONK
Jeffrey Shonk joined the United States Army July 8th of 2008. He was stationed at Fort Stewart, GA & deployed for the first time in July of 2010.
2 months and 10 days into his first deployment on September 23rd Jeffrey, PFC Gebrah Noonan, and SPC John Carrillo were shot in their room by their roommate.
Jeffrey is the only survivor from that tragic night. He spent the next 4 years in rehab learning how to walk and talk again after being shot in the head as well as working to get back to normal once he mastered walking and talking.
Jeffrey is currently in culinary school following his second dream to become a top chef like one of his Idols Tom Keller. Jeffrey has a wife Ashley and three children with a fourth on the way.
It was an honor to host these warriors at the Falcons game and make their Warrior Wishes come true! We have now made Warrior Wishes come true at 19 NFL games this season. Follow our mission to honor heroes and keep legacies alive by providing once in a lifetime experiences at all 32 NFL stadiums in 1 season for our 4th year in a row at warriorwishes.org.
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