SBD had the distinct pleasure and honor to sponsor the EagleForce Warrior Inaugural Gala last Friday evening. It was an elegant, black-tie celebration honoring the tremendous efforts of our Veterans. The event was attended by more than 300 of the region's most prominent military, corporate, and community leaders.
The Celebrity Master of Ceremony and Veteran was Thom Tran. Thom turned a literal lifetime of war and tragedy into a successful career as a stand-up comic after a combat injury ended his career as a soldier. He was very entertaining.
The Keynote Speaker was Gen. Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.). General McCaffrey is a highly decorated Four-Star General, maybe best known for the "Left Hook Attack" he led during Operation Desert Storm. McCaffrey commanded the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) that conducted the "left hook" attack 370 km into Iraq, leading to decisive battle victory in the First Gulf War and also putting troops in place for the final battle of the war. The General shared some very insightful observations about the world and the state of our current military.
The EagleForce Warrior Foundation helps improve the lives of our service members and their families as they transition into life after a serious injury or illness by providing aviation and ground transportation for wounded Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and their families as they transition to and from their initial critical care in military hospitals and subsequent treatment in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, civilian hospitals, and clinics.
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