On November 1st, my dad took off to make warrior wishes come true in Atlanta. Since then he has bussed to Charlotte to host warriors at the Panthers game, bussed back to Atlanta to fly to come home for a day. Then he took an overnight bus to Cincinnati for the Thursday night Bengals game, bussed over to cleveland then Buffalo to make warrior wishes come true at the Bills game, then bussed to Philly to host heroes at the Philadelphia Flyers game before bussing to Boston to make warrior wishes come true on Military appreciation night at the Boston Bruins game. He flew home Friday (November 13th) morning to spend some time with family & get some sleep in an actual bed.
you see prior to coming home my dad spent the previous 5 nights sleeping at airports or on overnight busses so we could save money on hotels & make more warrior wishes come true.
He was home for about 24 hours before he hit the road again. This time he was heading to Nashville to make warrior wishes come true at the Tennesse Titans game.
Our Friend Bill offered to drive to Nashville and help him host the warriors in Nashville & Cincinnati. My dad took him up on his offer & was even treated to a night in a hotel before meeting up with the warriors Sunday morning.
My Dad & Bill met up with the warriors and Gold Star family of Army SPC Brandon Mullins at the Escape Game in Nashville to kickoff the day. (Meet the warriors below)
The Escape game is one of the most unique and awesome experiences in Nashville. The year is 1955. You’ve been wrongfully accused of a crime, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Your new “home” is a cell that once belonged to an inmate who disappeared without a trace…or did he? Some claim he escaped. Others swear he was murdered by the infamously cruel warden. But no one actually knows…can you escape before you suffer the same fate?
Literally 10 minutes after everyone met each other, they were separated, locked in prison cells & on the clock trying to “ESCAPE”. It was a great way for everyone to get to know one another.
After everyone escaped, they made their way over to the Titans stadium to tailgate with our freinds at Jack Daniels.
The Titans unfortunately lost to the undefeated Panthers, but despite the loss everyone had an awesome time.
We would like to thank The Escape Game for providing some pregame entertainment, Jack Daniels for hosting everyone at the tailgate, our friend Bill for driving & hooking my dad up with a hotel & New Era for providing Titans Caps for all the warriors.
TOGETHER WE MAKE WARRIOR WISHES COME TRUE!
My Dad & Bill will be back on the road first thing in the morning heading back to Cincinnati to make warrior wishes come true at the Bengals game for our 25th game this season!
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ARMY SPC BRANDON MULLINS
David Mullins said his nephew knew the risks of enlisting, but wanted to follow in the steps of his older brother, father and grandfather.
“He wanted to serve and was proud to serve,” Mullins said, adding that his nephew had planned to re-enlist.
ARMY MASTER SGT DE’MOND DEARING
De’mond began his military career when he enlisted in the United States Army in June of 1994. He has proudly served our country for the past 21 years!
De’mond joined the military at the young age of 18, straight out of high school and became a Jump Master and Ranger during his career. Dearing Served multiple tours in Iraq, Afganistan, and almost every place that required his Ranger team to go. He has been deployed for 85% of his career and was recently honored by 112th Signal Battalion (Special Operations) (Airborne) in Fort Bragg, NC on September 18,2015.
Master SGT De’mond Dearing has given his life to our country, through his blood sweat and tears. Dearing endured the horrors of many wars, leading and instructing young soldiers to succeed as great soldiers. He has labored many hours around the clock. Always available to his soldiers even during his family time.
After serving our country for 21 years, De’mond retired at the age of 39 as Sergeant Major, Ranger, Jump Master, Army Acheivement Medal, Nato Medal & More. He is a true solider!
De’mond was nominated for the Titans game by both his brother, who also served in the military(Navy) & his mom. They have always wanted to take him to a game, but he was always overseas and never had the opportunity. It was a true honor to host him & his family at his first ever Titans game and make this Warrior Wish come true!
ARMY SPC STEVEN RANDALL
SPC Steven Randall, a member of the Army signal corps, has served for 5 years and counting. He has been stationed at Fort Gordon, Schweinfurt, Germany, and now resides at Fort Campbell, KY with his wife and 3 puppies. He enjoys fishing, kayaking, and weight lifting. SPC Randall recently reenlisted.