After a few more delays our Hero finally arrived. Surrounded by the A Hero’s Welcome, Warriors’ Watch Riders, SBMC, Bullets MC , Marine Corps Leage and Stockings for the Troops our Hero was welcomed with open arms. Lots of horns and noise makers alerted the other travelers who joined us welcome Steven back to Delaware. We were also met by Liz from the Glenn Beck show!
, As per Danny O’Kane’s post: Time change , arriving 6:30 not 5:30 PM.
Rally time now 6 PM.
Best way is I-95 South not I-495 . Take 3rd exit which is 4th street–follow to MLK Blvd. make a left to train station til you come to French St. Make a right under the tracks and parking lot is on the right
We’ve been contacted by the mother of Captain Baldino to give her son a “Hero’s Welcome”. Steven doesn’t like too much of a fuss so there will be no escort but.. we can still make him feel like a ROCK STAR!!! Let’s do this right and get Captain Baldino home in style!!! Please watch for updates / rally location is still being planned but for now, we’ll meet in the parking lot of the Wilmington Train Station.
(Martin Luther King Boulevard & French Street)
Wilmington, DE 19805
Captain Baldino is a Naval Academy graduate (2007) and graduated from the Salesianum High School in Delaware. He was awarded for outstanding achievement in music among a class of 263 graduates. Salesianum High School Jazz Quartet (2001-2003). Various paid performances at country clubs, museums, hotels and restaurants!
Steven is with the Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division as Assistant Operations Officer and deployed to Afghanistan during 2011 and 2012. He has also completed a deployment to Iraq in 2009.
Our Hero will be returning from Afghanistan, arriving on May 23 at the Wilmington train Station and I was hoping to have a hero’s welcome for him. He does not like to be the center of attention so I don’t want it to be too much, but maybe just a few military who have been in his shoes would be great. Can you make some suggestions for me? His name is Captain Steven Baldino, US Marine Corps. Thanks so much,
All my best,
Rally Location: Wilmington Train Station