DELAWARE 9/5/14 Operation SEAS the DAY Bethany Beach, DE

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Operation SEAS the Day operationseastheday.org

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A Hero’s Welcome Delaware Chapter I need your support. Operations SEAs the day is in it’s second year of giving back to the men and women who have been wounded while serving our country. This event came about by a small group of Bethany residents who wanted to give Wounded Veteran’s going through tough times a few days of fun in the sun with their family.  In September we will be welcoming 30 Wounded Veteran’s coming from different parts of the country into Bethany for their week in the sun, all expenses paid by the loving hearts of this community.  Businesses giving meals, home owners have donated their homes, fishing boats will be on stand by to take them out, free ice cream, bikes, jet skies and many more activities all free.  Operation SEAS the Day has been working all year raising money to offset their expenses by selling t-shirts, hats, beach towels etc.. In all this little town has the biggest heart, with 160 volunteers working together to give our veterans a few days we hope they will never forget.

On September 5, 2014 A Hero’s Welcome Delaware will be escorting the 30 Wounded Veterans and their families from Sea Colony, Bethany Beach to Fenwick Island’s Freeman Stage where they will be treated to dinner and a Show “A Salute to Bruce Springstein” in their honor. 

We are asking for your support by coming to Bethany and  helping us with this escort. Bring your noise, families and friends to honor these brave men and women who have paid the sacrifice of being severely injured.  Please come out and help A Hero’s Welcome Delaware with this deserving escort.  It’s not often we get a change of saying THANK YOU to a large group as this.

EVENT DATE: September 5, 2014

PLACE: Sea Colony Marketplace

             33546 Coastal Hwy,

             Bethany Beach, De 19930

TIME: 4:30 PM

KSU: 5:00 PM

For Our Troops,

Rosely Robinson

Bob Kwiatkowski

A HERO’S WELCOME DELAWARE CHAPTER I

 

PA 9/26/14 FOX 29 Salute the Military Day, Philadelphia, PA

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A Hero’s Welcome! We have been invited by Fox 29 to join them at their Studio at 4th and Market St. Philadelphia for the annual 
“Salute the Military” Day!  

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This is always a great day! Lots to see and do.. Military equipment on Display and Troop Support organizations showing what we all do!
Fox morning show runs from 7am to 10am.
Warriors’ Watch Riders will arrive in force at 6:00 am.  
There will be limited parking on the streets close by the event.  
If you would like to help at the event, please email Maria@aheros-welcome.org
We need to be set up by 6:45 am
Remember to get your new  AHW RED T SHIRT for RED SHIRT FRIDAY!!

Looking for ways to help AHW? I’ve got some ideas!

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Summer is over and things are going to get busy with the holidays coming up.. this also means the troops will be coming home more frequently to see family and friends.

I’d like to put together “Welcome Home Teams” to cover periods of time (creating a schedule)  and to cover areas of PA and NJ where the welcomes would take place.  I’m hoping this will make more efficient use of everyone’s time and resources. (Ideas are welcome)

Please contact me if you’d like to be a part of a “team’ where you live.   If there is a welcome home close to you, you would present the certificate and be a part of the planning for that particular welcome.  Similar to the Ride Captain for our sister group, the Warriors’ Watch Riders.  It’s very exciting to know YOU put the welcome home together, very rewarding to see the family and our HERO be reunited!

Please think about it…  and thank you for your continued support!

For the Troops,

Maria Hyland

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Look what we have so far!

PR: Jane Perkins and Dan O’Kane

Bucks County Team:  Paul and Clare Wexler

Phila Airport Team:  Dan O’Kane

Montgomery County Team:  Maria and Bob Kerr

Needed: Website Moderators and Email support

Warriors’ Watch Rider Harry Rombold featured on Harley Davidson Visa Commercial!

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Our very own Harry Rombold entered his story and the story of the Warriors’ Watch Riders mission to a recent Harley Davidson Visa commercial contest.. and well, we all know Harry is a winner.. but this time.. so did Harley Davidson!! Please sit back and enjoy this video clip.. and just think.. we all can say “we knew Harry …when”

Thank you Harry for being the perfect representative from WWR !

http://vimeo.com/45636271

(password is hdv if needed)

NJ 8/30/14 Welcome Home Justin Schnegelsberger, USMC Burlington City, NJ

We have once again been requested to provide our thunder and our rock star treatment and escort another HERO, LCPL Justin Schegelsberger to a party in his honor, and you know that we always can make that happen.

Bio:

Our HERO is LCPL Justin Schegelsberger he is 20 years old and joined the USMC 2 years ago
His Mom, Beverly is a former police officer in Burlington City. His Dad is US Air Force and His brother Chris, is Army. WOW!
Justin is a graduate of Burlington City High School. There he was involved with numerous activities including Marching Band, Soccer, Wrestling and Cross Country.

Returning from a deployment to Qatar, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. While deployed, he participated in USMC marathons. 

He loves working on and flying model airplanes and now works on real planes for the USMC.

RALLY: WAWA
RT. 130 & FEDERAL ST.
BURLINGTON CITY, NJ

RALLY TIME: 1:30 PM

KSU: 2:00 PM

 

 

ECPA Mug n Hug for Vietnam Vet Delbert “Del” Wimmer, Nazareth, PA

WWR has been requested by wife Eileen to welcome home her husband, a Vietnam Veteran.  Delbert “Del” Wimmer, like so many before him, has never received the welcome home he so rightfully deserves.  Well, that’s going to change right quick, WWR will see to that!  A Mug-N-Hug is in order peeps…saddle em’ up!  We’re going to crash their family Labor Day picnic!


A close family friend, Ruth, was present for her brother Carl Peters’ WWR mission and witnessed the goosebumps and eye sweating first hand and has had the privilege of watching her brother heal since our WWR encounter with their family.  The healing process for Del is long over due as well.  When Ruth told her friends of this amazing event, Eileen immediately wanted the same WWR healing for her husband.  

Del served with the Marine Corp during 1962-1968 as a Lance Corporal with Co K, 3dBn, 8thMar, 2nd Mar Division, FMF, Camp Lejeune.  MOS – Rifleman and MP.  While in Vietnam, he was stationed in DaNang, MeKong (Delta), Ho Chi Minh Trail, Cameron, ConThien Artillery Base (I apologize for any misspellings of the cities).   LCpl Wimmer was decorated with a Purple Heart w/Gold Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1-star, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Device, 2 letters of appreciation, and Sharp Shooter Rifle.  After his service ended, he married, had 3 children, and was employed and retired from the Bethlehem Steel.  

Let’s give Del the welcome home he never received and so well deserves!

RALLY POINT: Giant Supermarket, 859 Nazareth Pike, Nazareth, PA 18064
RALLY TIME: 5:30 PM
KSU: 5:50 PM

DESTINATION:  Nazareth area @ 6 p.m. 

PA 8/23/14 Mug n Hug for 2 Vietnam Vets Langhorne, PA

Pleases join the Warriors’ Watch Riders and they do their famous “Mug n Hug” for 2 Nam Vets on Sat. 8/23
SP5 Ed Sawkenas US Army
Ed did 2 tours in Viet Nam. On his way to the third one, his plane crashed in Anchorage Alaska

SP4 Gary D Craven US Army

Gary served from 1966 to 1969

VietNam from 67 to 68
Lets get out and show these guys how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice. 
We ll give them a LONG LONG OVERDUE WELCOME HOME .
Our destination is in the Levittown area.
RALLY- BRIAN’S HD  600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047

RALLY TIME-0800 (8AM)

KSU-0830 (8:30am)

PA 8/23/14 Long overdue Welcome Home for Alfred F. Martin , U.S. Navy Brookhaven, PA

Great job by AHW, NJ and SEPA WWR on this mission.  It was a breeze with Denise Leslie on the scene!

Below is coverage from ABC Ch 6

http://6abc.com/society/video-local-wwii-vet-gets-birthday-surprise/278467/

and photos by Bikerider:

https://picasaweb.google.com/112272792475811391121/SEPA823BOverDueWelcomeHomeAlfredMartinWWIINavy

A call came in by Kathy Pollock (Daughter) requesting an over-due welcome home!They, (her family) are holding a birthday celebration for her father, Alfred F. Martin who will be 89 years old on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Alfred Martin was a Motor Machinist Mate in the U.S. Navy during WW2 from 1944-1946. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands.Councilwoman in Brookhaven, Denise Leslie wrote: “It would be greatly appreciated, if we could attend the celebration for just a short period and have someone say a few kind words. I know that I will be one of those going to this event. The gentleman is a World War II Naval combat veteran who served from 1944 to 1946. The family would like to do something really nice for him and wanted to know if we could provide some Legionaries to make a short appearance and shake the fellow’s hand and simply say something about how thankful and proud we are for the his service to this country. When I told the woman who called me that I was sure we could recruit some of our people to attend, she almost cried. ” 

This request is a simple one nothing less then an honor to shake Alfred Martin’s hand. 
Let’s join the Warriors’ Watch Riders and show Alfred the love and appreciation we so generously give….. Let’s go there and tell him how we feel about our WWII Vets. 

We believe the party (Brookhaven, Pa) will be well under way by 3:00

RALLY LOCATION: The parking lot of Brookhaven Pathmark and Kmart on Rt 352 (4950 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, PA) 
“5005 Edgmont Ave. Brookhaven, PA 19015″
MAIN RALLY TIME: 2:30
KSU: 3:10

 

NJ/PA 8/15/14 W/H Army Specialist Tracy Kowalski, US Army PHL to Woodbury, NJ

NJ 8/15 W/H Army Specialist Tracy KowalskiWe have been asked by Tracy’s girlfriend, Jahna, to welcome home her boyfriend in a rock star fashion, so that’s exactly what we will do!!Rally location: FB69 82nd and Bartram Ave.  Philadelphia, PA 
Rally time: 12:00PM
KSU: 12:30PM

BIO:
Tracy joined the Army in 2011 and serves as an all-wheeled vehicle mechanic. He has received his combat action badge in January 2014 while serving in Afghanistan. He is returning from a nine month deployment in Afghanistan. He grew up in Deptford Township, but now lives with his girlfriend in Woodbury. He graduated from Deptford Township High School.In his spare time, Tracy loves playing video games and spending his down time with friends and family. He especially loves spending time with his two year old nephew, Xander. He also has a passion for fitness. When not doing armyrelated tasks, if you can’t find him, check the gym. His passion for health and fitness is inspiring. If he wasn’t in the Army, you’d probably see him studying to be a personal trainers and fitness coach.

Aside from Jahna, his girlfriend of 2.5 years, his family includes his parent’s, Tracy Anderson (mom), Tom Kowalski (Dad), and Debbie Kowalski (stepmom). He has a sister, Phoenix Kowalski, and a stepbrother, Elijah Lopez.

 

PA 8/17/14 Welcome Home HM3 Andrew Murdock, US Navy Corpsman Berwyn to Plymouth Meeting, PA

WWR’s we received a request from the parents of Andrew Mudock, US Navy. Let’s show this young man how much we appreciate his service to our country. 

Our son Andrew just returned from a 4 month tour in Afghanistan. Andrew is a corpsman that is attached to the 2nd combat engineer battalion out of Camp Lejeune NC. On June 20th 2014 while out on route clearance their convoy came in contact with an IED which resulted in casualties, including 3 deaths, 2 critical and the death of the bomb detecting dog. We wanted to acknowledge Andrews service as well as that of the other sailors and marines attached to the 2nd CEB. 

HM3 Andrew Murdock enlisted in the United States Navy in June 2010. He completed basic training at the Recruit Training Command at Naval Station Great Lakes. He went on to graduate, with distinction, from Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Illinois in November 2010.

In December 2013, HM3 Murdock reported aboard Naval Weapons Station Earle at Colts Neck, NJ where he worked as medical support at the clinic. His additional duties included IT support. He also volunteered to provide medical assistance at the clinic which was still in operation at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. During his tenure NWS Earle, HM3 Murdock was nominated twice for Blue Jacket Sailor of the Quarter. He earned addition certifications for advanced medical training courses at both Andrews Air Force Base and Johns Hopkins University. In May of 2012, while still serving under the Annapolis command, he earned the rank of 3rd Class Petty Officer.

In December of 2012, HM3 Murdock transferred to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC. After completing FMTB training at Camp Johnson, he was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion. He was deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan in April 2014. He served as medical support for a route clearance platoon. HM3 Murdock was awarded the FMF Warfare Device June 2014.

HM3 Murdock is now back serving aboard Camp Lejeune.

Sunday, 8/17/14. 
MAIN RALL LOCATION: HH Gregg Parking Lot, Justice Gateway Shopping Center
400 Swedesford Rd W Berwyn, PA 19312

MAIN RALLY TIME: 0915, 9:15am, KSU 0955, 9:55am

Warriors’ Watch RC: Shelly