Game 16 – Warrior Wishes Come True In Philly!
For the 2nd consecutive night, my dad found himself arriving at 30th street station in Philadelphia during the middle of the night. With it being too late to get a hotel for the night he got a few hours of rest before finalizing his plans to make warrior wishes come true at the Eagles game.
SGT Gregory Hedrick was born & raised in Philadelphia. He joined the Army in Dec of 2003 & Served a total of 11 years! 2 Iraq tours and one to Afghanistan.
On September 20th 2012, while serving in Afghanistan, Greg was injured when an armor piercing RPG struck his truck. resulting in the loss of his left leg and the loss of 3 fingers on his left hand. Sgt Hedrick spent over 2 years at Walter Reed recovering from his injuries.
Saying Greg is a huge Eagles fan is an understatement. He is the biggest Eagles fan we have ever met!
Greg is married and has 3 boys that keep him busy. He was medically retired from the Army this past February.
MARINE ANTHONY TRZECIAK
Anthony joined the United States Marine Corps In January 2008. He deployed with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and shortly after returning home he deployed again on a humanitarian mission to Haiti to aid with the Earthquake.
In March of 2011 Trzeciak deployed to Afghanistan for a seven month combat deployment. He was on a motor convoy when his vehicle was struck by an I.E.D and severely injured his back. Upon his return home Anthony became paralyzed from the waist down.
Trzeciak now enjoys spending time with his wife and son, who was born while Anthony was deployed in Afghanistan.
Anthony works every day on building his strength and staying as healthy as he can. His wife, who is his full time caregiver, are expecting their second child in January of 2016. Anthony & his family are planning to move to Tampa, Florida so He can receive physical therapy from the VA facility.
It was an honor to make these Warrior Wishes come true!