Dec 20, 2022, FISH Aaron Bono, Jeremiah Bull and Paul, surprised Air Force Vietnam veteran, Loyd and his wife Cynthia with a quadriplegic motorized chair which is going dramatically improve their quality of life. They have been trying to receive one since 2020. FISH heard about themand within 48 hours had in their home in time for Christmas.
Dec 17th, 2022, FISH volunteers Rick “Doc” Pustka, Brennen and Jeremiah Bull and Paul surprised another 83 veterans and active duty soldiers at Leavenworth VA and Ft. Leavenworth with stocking caps. Thanks to the Prairie Rose Chapter, Overland Park DAR, Christmas cards, thanks and $4,000 in Walmart gift cards! God bless out troops.
12/1/2022, FISH surprised 33 active duty military families with $30,500 in Walmart Gift cards in time for Christmas. Thanks to Walmart, TransAmerica, NBKC, Three Dog Bakery, Kansas City Chiefs #83 Noah Gray, Everybody’s Uncle Mr. Ted Nugent and of course Santa and Mrs, Claus for making this such a special evening.
Commander Jesse Reed is an Olathe East High School class 1998 graduate and Naval Academy 2002 graduate. He was in TOPGUN Class 02-09 and later was a Top Gun Instructor. He has 2500 flight hours and 300 carrier landings. He was awarded the Air Medal (Strike Flight), the Navy Cross and marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and other various personal, unit and service medals.
“Today I don’t consider myself a Sailor or Marine. I’m a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman. Which is a brotherhood I was privileged to have. Having my Marines accept me 100% into their brotherhood was the greatest honor I ever had.” – Rick “Doc” Pustka
An incredibly busy 4th of July weekend. July 1, we presented a car to a sailor. July 2, we heard Col. Morgan sing God Bless America at the Kansas City Monarch’s Stadium and did amazing! July 3rd, the 15th Military Police Brigade played softball on the Monarch’s field before the game and the Monarch’s provided 140 tickets for our active duty military and their families. July 4th, FISH had the honor of attending the 4th of July event at Ft. Leavenworth. No better way to cap off Independance Day than to be surrounded by hundreds of our soldiers and their families to celebrate freedom. We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend as well…
The 6th Annual Armed Forces Celebration lived up to the hype. Sadly, the Kansas winds prevented the Army’s Golden Knight Skydiving Team to perform, the KC-135 Refueler was not able to land and a few military helicopters were not able to attend due to the winds.
2 amazing men received services dogs and FISH surprised 2 wonderful ladies with mobility scooters that served our country, a Vietnam era Marine Lt. Col and a Cold War Marine. These life-changing moments made every ounce of energy exerted and time spent making this event happen worth it. You can see more pictures and videos here: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=armed%20forces%20celebration%20kc Click on the image to watch short video.
The 9th Annual FISH Combat Golf Tourney is in the record books. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, volunteers, and players for joining us and blessing another incredible veteran with a service dog. More images can be found at: https://fb.watch/dId3Kdyvuy/
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