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Even More Charitable Activities Conducted By NROTC

NROTC Charitable Activities are limited by the amount of donations we receive from kind Americans like you. Please help us if you can!

April, 2012: NROTC says goodbye and good luck to Earl (Woody) Woodward, a USMC E-4 Corporal, who served nine months in Vietnam before becoming disabled. After being unemployed for some time he ended up being evicted from his apartment and found himself homeless. He found a place with NROTC to hang his hat and continue to look for employment. After some time with us he did find an out-of-state job paying more than he had earned previously and has moved on. It was our honor to help him over the hard times and we wish him a happy and successful future.

Blue Star Service BannerMay 13, 2011 – NROTC SENDS 33 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS TO:
Christine Snuggs, Chariton, IA *** Ashlee Pressdee, FORT BRAGG, NC *** Dianne Penley, Melbourne, FL *** Jennifer Brown, Dover, DE *** Mallory Banks, Dover, DE *** Kathy Adams, Milton, FL *** Ashley-Marie Dillon, Wyoming, DE *** Tony Cordero, Lake Almanor, CA *** William Lovering, Mashpee, MA *** Chelsie Blevins, Fort Stewart, GA *** Grace Kluson, Poplar Grove, IL *** Corinna Gallaher, Council Bluffs, IA *** Alisha Pace, Newton, IA *** Lynn Bondanza, Palmetto, FL *** Brenda Aldrich, Mesa, AZ *** Vickie Alessandro, Cape Elizabeth, ME *** Lori Ann Hony, Prince Frederick, MD *** JOHNSON, ROBERT A, ROCKFORD, IL *** Jessie Fincham, Jacksonville, NC *** Gary Hedge, Port Charlotte, FL *** Malissa Mineo, St Petersburg, FL *** Stephanie Frazier, Spring Valley, CA *** Rebecca Harris, New Lenox, IL *** KERRI M JENKINS, CALIFORNIA, MO *** Katie Bixler, Blacklick, OH *** Joshua Beecher, Bedford, NH *** Lisa Rinaldi, Bowdoin, ME *** Kevin Landers, Abilene, KS *** LisaMarie Taylor, Rome, GA *** Victoria Gordon, Fort Stewart, GA *** Ryan Skinner, Layton, UT *** JOSEPH LEON GUERRERO, CIBOLO, TX

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December 19, 2010: NROTC DELIVERS GIFT BASKET TO LOCAL NEEDY FAMILY LOCALLY – NROTC heard of a local family with children in need. In the spirit of the holiday season, knowing they were not a military or veteran family, a gift basket with a modest amount of cash and Christmas stockings was forwarded to them through a local children’s charity, Nick’s House Incorporated and Catholic Charities of Maryland.

December 18, 2010 – NROTC SENDS 8 CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION FOR MILITARY SERVICE – NROTC takes pride in honoring all those who serve and who have served our beloved country. Our latest mailing included the following recipients:

VIRGINIA BABYAK TURNER, HEPHZIBAH, GA *** Kristina Wilson, Maple Hill, NC *** Charles R. Taliaferro, Madera, CA *** Clay Hannan, Barrington, IL *** David A Kennedy, Beaumont, TX *** Shane Fink, Oceanside, CA *** Robert Deskin Yates, Sparta, TN *** Sgt. Maurice A. Allen, Queenstown, MD

Following is a comment similar to many we receive:
I would like to have a certificate mailed to my amazing husband please. He has been active duty for almost 13 years and has served 7 deployments and 4 combat tours. He was injured last year and has just completed his 3rd corrective surgery and could use some cheering up. He is a wonderful man and I would love to show him that he is not only my hero, but also those of many. Thank you so very much!


Charitable ActivitiesEnlarge – In a letter sent to the hospital administrator at the Inpatient Warrior and Family Liaison Office, NROTC President Tom Ruley wrote: “We hope that these cards will touch the hearts of our brave military servicemembers who have been injured, and help them to realize that their service and extreme sacrifice is appreciated by so many across this great nation of ours. We want to also take this opportunity to say “THANK YOU”, to all of the caregivers and support staff there at National Naval Medical Center for your efforts on behalf of our wounded heroes.”

December 15, 2011 – NROTC sends 1,065 Get Well Soon Cards To Wounded Heroes at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda. During 2011, NROTC collected these GET WELL SOON cards from our donors, most had hand-written notes of support and encouragement on them. We hope these cards have made the holidays a little easier for those who have sacrificed so much for our country.

Blue Star Service BannerDecember 14, 2010 – NROTC SENDS 10 BLUE STAR SERVICE BANNERS TO:
Katy Gordon, Hiwassee, VA *** Vanessa Ray-Holcomb, Fallbrook, CA *** Kathleen Fagan Walker, Prairie Village, KS *** Mark W. McNear, Carmi, IL *** Clay Hannan, Barrington, IL *** Clark Chapman, Brandon, MS *** Kathleen McMahan, Fountain, CO *** Korri Fink, Oceanside, CA *** Kristi Whitaker, Orange Park, FL *** Jessica Schmidt, Pensacola, FL

Care Packages For TroopsDecember 7, 2010: NROTC DELIVERS CARE PACKAGES TO 55TH SIGNAL COMPANY AT FORT GEORGE G. MEADE IN MARYLANDNROTC was honored to play a role in seeing to it that 25 care packages were sent to deployed combat photograhers via their home-base at Fort Meade. These care packages were kindly put together by caring friends and members of Goose Harbor Yacht Club in Bowley’s Quarters, Maryland. NROTC made the arrangements and along with members of the Yacht Club, personally delivered these.

KIMBROUGH AMBULATORY CARE CENTERDecember 7, 2010 – NROTC DELIVERS 500 GET WELL SOON CARDS TO PATIENTS AT KIMBROUGH AMBULATORY CARE CENTER AT FORT GEORGE G. MEADE IN MARYLAND – Kimbrough is the headquarters of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC), which also includes a Warrior Transition Unit. Kimbrough provides primary care, specialty care and same day surgery for TRICARE Prime patients.

veteransday2010November 7, 2010 Veterans Day – NROTC LAYS WREATH AT VETERANS MEMORIAL – NROTC President Tom Ruley and former Vice President (ret. LTCol) Michael Theriault, in company with USMC Sergeants Eric Schlerf and David Savage, both Iraq/Afghanistan combat wounded veterans, were present to lay a wreath at the base of a monument dedicated to the local Baltimore, Maryland area heroes who gave their lives in service to our country from WWI to present.


Sgt Dave SavageNROTC president Tom Ruley and NROTC Vice President Michael Theriault introduced one of our wounded warriors who is being housed at NROTC’s “Veteran’s Safe Harbor” to the former governor of Maryland, Robert L. Ehrlich, during a re-election campaign rally at Portside Pub in Essex, Maryland. Upon being introduced as a combat wounded veteran, Governor Ehrlich grabbed up Sergeant David Savage in a big bear-hug and thanked him for his service to our country. Later that day Sergeant Savage admitted to NROTC president Tom Ruley that he was really impressed that the governor would grab him up like that and that learning just how much people care about him goes a long way in helping him deal with his PTSD.

October 16, 2010 – NROTC PRESENTS “CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION” TO 90 YEAR OLD WWII VETERAN – On this day, NROTC President Tom Ruley and former NROTC Vice President (ret. LtCol) Michael Theriault were both honored to present to: CHARLES ROBERT WENTZ, A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION, ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL REMEMBER OUR TROOPS CAMPAIGN AND THANKFUL AMERICANS EVERYWHERE, IN RECOGNITION OF HIS PAST MILITARY SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DURING WWII. This Certificate was presented during a surprise birthday party given by about sixty of his close friends and loved-ones in Timonium, MD. It was our pleasure to honor one of America’s “Greatest Generation”.

October 2, 2010 – NROTC PRESENTS “GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER” TO THE FAMILY OF: Army Major Robert F. Baldwin – Died September 21, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.

DoD CasualtyMajor Baldwin was 39, of Muscatine, Iowa; assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died in a UH-60 Black Hawk a helicopter crash during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan. Also killed in the crash were: Army Sgt. Marvin R. Calhoun Jr., Lt. (SEAL) Brendan J. Looney, Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonah D. McClellan, Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) David B. McLendon, Navy Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class (SEAL) Denis C. Miranda, Army Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Powell, Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class (SEAL) Adam O. Smith, and Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew G. Wagstaff.

Robert Baldwin is survived by his wife, Danielle M. Baldwin; daughters Rachel and Meaghan Baldwin; and sons Keegan and Patrick Baldwin, all of Clarksville, MD. He is also survived by parents Gary and Cheryl Baldwin of New Boston, IL.

A Gold Star Service Banner was personally presented to the family after burial services at Arlington National Cemetery on behalf of NROTC by Master Sergeant William McLemore of Elkridge, MD.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert F. BaldwinAn Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert F. Baldwin of Illinois, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Brendan LooneyOctober 2, 2010 – NROTC PRESENTS “GOLD STAR SERVICE BANNER” TO THE FAMILY OF: Brendan Looney, a Silver Spring, MD. native, was killed September 21, 2010 while serving a military tour in Afghanistan. He was among nine service members killed when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan. Brendan Looney, 29, was a lieutenant who graduated in 2004 from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he played lacrosse alongside his brothers. He played football before switching to lacrosse his sophomore year. Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, superintendent of the academy, said in a statement that Looney was commissioned as an intelligence officer and later became a Navy SEAL. He lived in Owings, MD. Looney “serves to remind us all of the commitment we make to our country as leaders in the Naval Service,” Miller said.

In addition to his brothers, Looney’s survivors include his wife, Amy, his parents, Kevin and Maureen Looney, and sisters Bridget, Erin and Kelly.

A Gold Star Service Banner was personally presented to the family after burial services at Arlington National Cemetery on behalf of NROTC by Stacy Michaud from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

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