San Diego Padres & First American Military, Inc Pay Tribute To Fallen Heroes From Operation Red Wing
June 27, 2008
Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of Operation Red Wing, the operation which saw the largest loss of life for the military Special Operations community, since World War II. Many of us are familiar with Operation Red Wing, by reading Marcus Luttrell’s book Lone Survivor. As you know, eleven Navy SEALS and eight Army commandos died on that day three years ago.
The San Diego Padre’s in conjunction with First American Military, Inc. in what is called Operation: Never Forget, will hold a gametime tribute to mark the third anniversary of Operation Red Wing. Marcus will be present and will be throwing out the first pitch of the Padre’s game against the Seattle Mariners. Also scheduled that day are the Navy’s “Leap Frogs” Parachute Demonstration Team will perform a precision jump into Petco park during the game. There will also be an honorary fly-by conducted by four US Navy F18’s, unsigned singer Leland Grant will be singing the National Anthem and a number of dignitaries will be present as well. The Padres have also donated a select number of seats throughout the stadium. As well, they have donated special discount pricing throughout the stadium.
This event is a tribute to our nation’s heroes, NOT a fundraiser. However, these events cost a great deal of time and money. If you would like to donate to help defray the costs of this event you will receive a receipt for your tax-exempt donation. Please write your checks to FAMONLINE, First American Military’s official 501(c)3 tax-exempt fundraising arm. All money raised by FAMONLINE will be used to pay the cost of this tribute!
First American Military Inc. (FAM), a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, has set out to pay respects to the sacrifices made by all of our military members.
For those of you in the San Diego area, Marcus Luttrell will be available to sign copies of his book “Lone Survivor” at Coronado’s “Bay Books”, this Saturday the 28th of June, from 0900 to 1100. If you’re in San Diego and have the opportunity, stop by Bay Books and meet Marcus and have your book signed by Marcus. I’m sure that you’ll be as impressed as I am, with him.