Bev Perlson of Band of Mothers and a hero in her own right sent this on to me: "Wounded Hero of 9 Deployments, yes, I said 9 deployments, how about buying a T-shirt in Honor of His Heroic Service"
Above is a photo of SSG Charles "Chaz" Allen and his beautiful wife Jessica (Jessica gave me permission to share this photo with all of you). This HERO was severely injured on his 9th deployment, YES I SAID, 9th DEPLOYMENT (!!!) in the service of his country. I am in awe of this Brave Warrior and his wife and family. This young man, and all our Warriors, are doing everything they can to keep us safe and my family is so very grateful for his service and sacrifice!
Tomorrow, The Gathering of Eagles will present several laptops to our Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed. The Band of Mothers proudly donated a laptop to SSG Allen and I have a favor to ask of all of you:
Grateful and Loving Friends of SSG Allen and his family have set-up a website on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GoTeamAllen.
They are selling Team Allen T-Shirts for $15.00 and these funds will go to help in the recovery of this Brave Hero. If you can, please reach into your pocket and purchase a T-Shirt, it is the least we can do for them. I can't wait to get mine and I will proudly wear it in honor of this Noble Hero!
Also, George Samek of The Gathering of Eagles is the brainchild of this wonderful program, Laptops for Wounded Warriors. Dawn West is a tireless Patriot who is overseeing this Miracle of a Program that last year delivered up to 200 laptops to our Wounded Warriors in several facilities and even at Ft. Bragg! Bob Miller, Chad and many others make the deliveries. Best Buy has given good prices to help this program along and many folks have supported this program including Free Republic and Sons of Liberty!
Please visit these websites and donate! Spread the word and please share The Laptop Program with businesses you interact with. This wonderful program depends on private donation. The therapeutic value of these laptops for our Wounded Warriors goes without saying!
Special thanks to Katie O'Malley for sharing SSG Allen's information with all of us! AND with all my heart, THANK YOU SSG ALLEN for your service and sacrifice. You represent the VERY BEST OF AMERICA and my family is forever grateful to you for ALL you have done to keep us safe. You and your family are in our prayers.
The Band of Mothers