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LEMC once again supporting the cause

On August 22 Matt and Craig were presented with an $8000.00 check from Dedicated Sons LEMC. From their fifth annual Dedicated Sons LEMC charity run held on July 9th.

Dedicated Sons LEMC consists of active and retired law enforcement, fire fighters and veterans and the sons of the before mentioned. The Dedicated Sons LEMC holds various rides and events.

For more information on Dedicated Sons LEMC and how you can support this amazing organization check out their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Dedicated-Sons-LEMC-102722691560614/

Thank you Dedicated Sons for your continued Support.

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Lisa and John help make wishes come true for 20 more warriors.

Thank you once again to Lisa and Josh from Celebrity Sweat for continued partnership in Veteran/1st Responder Golf Events . Once again we had 20 heroes playing in the field of 80 at Painted Desert Country Club in Las Vegas,hosted by Dodgers great Steve Garvey,former Cub & Braves pitcher Greg Maddox,and former Raiders Tim Brown and Willie Gault(Bears too).

Looking forward to the next one in Arizona in November with our friend Brian Urlacher & “Shooter McGavin” from Happy Gilmore .

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Thank you Woodstock Harley Davidson and True Patriots Care

Operation Warrior Wishes would like to extend a special thank you to Frank & Doug at Woodstock Harley and Jerry from True Patriots Care for their generous donation from their 9/11 Memorial & Ride! It’s amazing people and organizations like them who keep missions like ours alive!

We also want to thank our friends Mark Toppel and Jim Creighton for assisting in such an

INCREDIBLE project!

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Warrior Wishes Come True at the College Football National Championship!

What a wild weekend! We were honored to make wishes come true at all four NFL divisional playoff games!

After getting home from Green Bay at around 1am, we were back on the road heading to the airport at 4:30am. I dropped my dad off at O’Hare and headed to work.  Thankfully the snow did not delay the flight and my dad made his way to New Orleans on time.

Today we were honored to host Army veterans Jeramie Green, Noah Mutrie, Ashley Mutrie, Troy Reilly and Amanda Reilly in New Orleans.  Jeramie along with his wife and Ashley and Noah were our guests for the game, but Troy and Amanda joined us for the pregame festivities.

Cpl Jeramie Green was 2 days away from completing a deployment in Afghanistan when he was seriously injured. In his own words: “I was coming back from mission, and we were towing in a truck that had been blown up. The truck was downloading off their truck at their FOB, and one of the chains snapped, and the unmanned truck just took off. It was headed toward the fuel points. There were about 60 soldiers around & I didn’t want it to blow up the fuel point and hurt a bunch of people. So I chased the truck down, got the door open and turned the wheel right before it was about to hit, but the door closed on my arm which made me slip off the step and the truck was just dragging me everywhere. Then it flew 50 feet off the side of a mountain and the truck landed on top of me. I thought I was dead, but I made it, and I’m here now.”

We had the honor of hosting Jeramie at a Cowboys game 5 years ago. He has come a long way since we first met and according to his wife “Jeramie is a major mega LSU fan!” My dad enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect!

Noah served 12 years in the Army. He deployed 3 times. During his first tour to Iraq in 07-08 he was blown up while on a foot patrol and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Noah currently lives in New York, but made the trip to New Orleans to be at this game! His wife Ashley, who also served in the Army, told us attending this game would be a dream come true for Noah. It was an honor to make the dream a reality!

Army MSGT Troy Reilly and Army CPL Amanda Reilly have been serving in the Army for a combined 51 years! We look forward to hosting them at a future game!

After arriving in New Orleans, my dad made his way downtown to meet up with the warriors for lunch at Gumbo Ya-Ya.  We want to thank them for providing a delicious pregame meal!

We also want to take a minute to thank our friends at ESPN for making this experience possible! Every year they go above and beyond to make wishes come true. We truly appreciate their continued support!

After getting to know one another, the group headed over to the set of College Gameday where they met up with Jonathan Vilma and Tim Tebow!

As game time approached, Noah and Jeramie made their way inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome to watch the Clemson Tigers kick things off against the undefeated LSU Tigers.

My dad and the Reilly’s hung out outside the stadium for a while before my dad headed over the the Greyhound station to catch us bus back home.

Clemson took an early 17-7 lead in the game but The future NFL #1 draft pick, Joe Burrows, threw 5 touchdown passes in the game and LSU coasted to an easy 42-25 win the championship!  Jeramie, Noah, Troy and Amanda all celebrated the victory!

Operation Warrior Wishes would like to thank them all for their service and sacrifices.

My dad will be on a bus all day tomorrow before arriving home at 1 am. He will be back in action next week at the AFC Championship game in Kansas City! Stay tuned…

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Warrior Wishes Come True at the Rose bowl!

Operation Warrior Wishes was honored to host MSG Nicholas Cottrill and his wife at this year’s Rose Bowl game!

Nick was nominated to us by a fellow veteran, Dan Dexter, who served with him and also played in our golf outing this year.  MSG Cottrill is a Purple Heart recipient who has served in every position in the infantry from rifleman to 1SG and he has been proudly serving our country since 2005!  Nick is also a “Top Fan” of ours on Facebook.

Thank you for your support and more importantly, thank you for your service!