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History at Army / Navy 2022

Not only was History made during the Army vs. Navy Game on December 10, 2022 but History graced the game as well. Warrior wishes was honored to host 103 guest at the game including 9 legends from WWII.  Anyone that was made aware of these 9 gentlemen that helped save the world wanted to meet them and show their respect. They even received a salute from an active duty Army Ranger Colonel.

I think everyone will agree that it was an great overtime even if the ending was not what some of us wanted. I overhead a young Army Cadet say on my out of the stadium, “There is nothing like going to a football game with almost 100,00 of your closest friends.” I think she pretty much nailed it.

Not enough praise can go out to the Philadelphia Fire Department, Police Department and Homeland Security for their respect, dignity and going above and beyond for our WWII veterans and the Philadelphia Eagles staff.

Thank you to all of our Volunteers that put in hundreds of hours of time, our sponsors for their generous donations, and most of all our Veterans because with their sacrifices we would be nothing.

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Gunners Mate Wish Granted with visit to Vikings.

It was a pleasure and an honor to host Navy Veteran Gunners Mate David Pruden and his wife last night at the Vikings game at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Bethany, his hospice nurse
had informed us that his last wish was to enjoy a night out with wife Tammy at the stadium he had never been to. We were very happy to provide not only that ,but also a hotel for the night ,THANKS to Phil at Courtyard Marriott, a delicious lunch at TownHall Brewery THANKS to Dan and a Fire Truck escort to US Bank Stadium THANKS to many firefighters at the Minneapolis Fire Dept. We also hosted a couple other heroes and Old friends – Air Force SSG Jeremy Walker who was our FIRST EVER GUEST at Viking game at Metrodome 10 years ago almost to the day, and his wife Who is still serving Stephanie Walker. It was GREAT to hang out with them again .WHAT AN AWESOME NIGHT THIS WAS! Oh yeah- there was a game too …kind of … not what any of our Viking fan warriors wanted to see … a 40-3 drubbing by the Dallas Cowboys . But despite that score, they can’t take the night away from our heroes …THANK YOU Jeremy
Stephanie and David for your service to our country !!! THANK YOU to Logan and the Vikings for tickets for Pruden’s
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Warrior wishes granted as 5 warrior get Field Passes to Jaguars game.

BIG THANK YOU to the Jacksonville Jaguars for tickets and Field Passes to watch their huge comeback win over the Raiders !! Continuing with our 10th Anniversary Theme of hosting all our FIRST GUESTS EVER from 10 years ago, THANK YOU to Army SSG Erick Millette for his service to our country.
And THANK YOU to are other warriors: Navy Chief Lou Dougherty, Navy Chief Keith Baker, Navy Lester Stevenson, and Coast Guard Jason Bartlett for their service as well.
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Two WWII Vets top off Week end of Commander Classic and 8 other Warrior Wishes events.

What an incredible time last Saturday as Warrior Wishes hosted heroes at 6 different NFL games , an Easton Corbin Meet & Greet Country Concert in TX, a Dallas Mavericks game & a VERY SPECIAL trip for a couple World War 2 heroes And 48 others at the Commanders Classic Army /Air Force Game in Dallas – 95 Year Old Army Air Corps David DeLaCruz and 97 year old Army vet Joe Rodriguez represented their respective teams but Air Force came out on top 13-7 …
THANK YOU to Chris Clay for coordinating the 2nd year of the Commanders Classic but MOST IMPORTANTLY THANK YOU to our 50 warriors we hosted,including David and Joe ,for their service to our country !!
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Warrior Wishes Come True at the Chicago Bears

Returning Army Veteran Tyler Juckett was our guest at Tonight’s Bears game and was able to bring his Dad to his first ever Bears Game. Joined by Navy Veteran  Bill Sadowski celebrating the U.S Navy’s 175th Birthday and his Wife and cancer survivor Shelly during the Crucial Catch.  Unfortunately the Bears offense was as cold as the wind off Lake Michigan but a fun night was had by all.

Thank you to our friends at Chicago Tailgate  Lorenzo, Amos and Tim for a wonderful pregame along with Special Guest Blackhawks Hall of Famer Chris Chelios.

And Most importantly Thank you to all our Veteran friends for your dedicated service and sacrifice to our great country !!

 

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?????

Here we go…GAME #1 of Warrior Wishes 10th Anniversary Tour …Army MstSgt. Kent Burns has not been to Rams game in almost 10 years …when we took him and his young family to the St Louis Rams game at Edward Jones Dome. Today he has a kid in college, another serving our country and a grand baby, and is now living in Northern California. THANKS to the LA Rams for letting him hold the flag on the field for National Anthem. MstSgt. Burns was able to hang out with a couple other Army Veterans Ben Bowers and Joe Macias, and it was great getting together with Kent again.