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Honoring The Legacy Of Army Sgt Nicholas Casey At Indians Opening Day!

My Dad spent his 3rd night in a row on a bus traveling from Cincinnati to Cleveland to honor the legacy of Army Sgt Nicholas Casey & host surviving family members at Indians Opening Day.

Operation Warrior Wishes would like to thank the Hard Rock Cafe in Cleveland for providing lunch before the game & New Era for Providing Caps for the Casey Family!

Immediately after the Indians game, the Casey family headed across the street to the Quicken Loans arena to meet up with my dad & other warriors and had the opportunity to enjoy the Cavs game in a suite!

Army Sgt Nicholas Casey

By 10th grade, Nicholas A. Casey was starting to listen to service recruiters. Because of a lack of jobs in the area, Casey started to see the military as a way of life.

“That’s what he wanted to do,” said his father, Samuel. “He didn’t never give up on nothing that he started.”

Army Sgt Nicholas Casey served in the U.S. Army with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group Airborne.  Nick served 1 tour in Iraq and 1 tour in Afghanistan.

On Oct. 27, 2008, while serving in Afghanistan, Sgt Casey made the ultimate sacrifice when a suicide bomber took his life at the young age of 22.

Nick was a hero to our country & his 2 young boys.  We are proud to be honoring Sgt Casey’s legacy today at Indians opening day and hosting his family in his honor!

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Honoring the Legacy of Army CPL Albert Bitton Opening Day at Wrigley Field

Happy Easter! Major League Baseball Opening Day is finally here & Operation Warrior Wishes is looking to hit a Home Run with our Battlefields to Ballfields mission.  Today we were at Wrigley Field for the 3rd game of our mission honoring the legacy of Army Cpl Albert Bitton at the Chicago Cubs game.  We were honored to host Albert’s mother, sister & brother on Opening Day!

Operation Warrior Wishes would like to thank New Era for providing Cubs Caps,  Whole Foods for providing a pregame meal. & Honor America’s Valor for making a custom piece of artwork for us to give to Albert’s family in his honor.  Together we make Warrior Wishes come true!

We would also like to thank our friends at ESPN Sunday Night Baseball for inviting the Bitton family to take pictures on the set before making their way into iconic Wrigley Field for #OpeningDay!

My Dad hopped on an overnight bus to Milwaukee after the game to make Warrior Wishes come true at #OpeningDay at the Brewers game for game 4 on our Battlefields to Ballfields Mission!

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 Learn about Albert’s legacy below.


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Albert grew up on the Northside of Chicago, needless to say he grew up a Cubs fan.  Bitton was a straight A student at Ida Crown Jewish Academy, After graduation in 2005 he joined the Army & began his military career as a medic.  Albert dreamed of of becoming a surgeon.  His dream was cut short on February 20th, 2008 while serving in Iraq.  Disaster struck when Albert’s Humvee rolled over an IED.  The cowardly attack took the life of Cpl Bitton and 2 other soldiers in the Humvee.

Albert is remembered for his Infectious Smile, kindness & bravery.  He was a very charismatic young man.  Albert knew how to make just about everyone feel included and special.  Albert was the jokester of the class, making it his agenda to brighten the mood of those around him. Albert had a huge heart – making sure to put others needs before his own, He was a genuine friend you can count on. Albert also was a big animal lover, he would  go out of his way to save stray animals. Albert often would carry money on his patrols so he can give to the children while in  Iraq.

His hobbies included video games, wrestling, going out in town with friends, fitness, reading on just about anything he can get his hands on. Albert was very bright and well spoken, he always had to prove himself, but did so in a modest way, ALWAYS. thats what made him so special. An all-around- great person.

CPL Bitton’s made the ultimate sacrifice at the age of 20 defending the country he loved. But within his short experience as a senior line medic, he was one of the best they had ever seen, he excelled, and saved lives of many other soldiers.

Albert’s Sister says “I’m proud to call Albert my brother, knowing other families can hold their child thanks to my brother. We are very proud and will love Albert, always.”

Gone but Never Forgotten.