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Support our Fallen Warriors with the Tommy V Challenge


I wanted to let everyone know that Kit Up! and are supporting this year's Tommy V golf and skeet challenge to be held at Oceana Naval Air Station in VA Beach.

The event will be held October 21 and all proceeds will go to benefit the families of the DevGru operators who were killed in the August 6 helicopter shoot-down in Afghanistan.

The Thomas J. Valentine Memorial Fund, established in 2010, is a tribute to the memory of SOCS Tom Valentine. Tom was an elite warrior who lived his life in accordance with the special operator’s code, which all SEALs strive to attain. Tom was fiercely loyal to his country, his team and his teammates; he served with honor and integrity on and off the battlefield; he stood ready to lead, ready to follow, and he never quit; he always took responsibility for his actions and those of his teammates; he excelled as a warrior through discipline and innovation; and he trained for war and fought to win at all costs against our nation’s enemies.

Through the Thomas J. Valentine Memorial Fund, we will fill the interim needs of the surviving spouses and children of our fallen warriors. The short term and long terms needs have been met through various organizations.  It's the in between needs, i.e. legal fees (wills, estate management fees, etc.); household & auto repairs. Counseling assistance (outside of the military chain) and so on that we need to cover. Their needs are many, their needs are great. Through the Thomas J. Valentine Memorial Fund we can alleviate some of the financial burdens that arise months after the funeral.

Key sponsors include ADS, GSS, London Bridge Trading, Linxx Security and Mountain Mobility Group. Our very own editor Ward Carroll will be competing in the golf challenge, trying to show the steely-eyed frogmen that it's an aviator's job to shoot birdies.

Find out more from the Tommy V Challenge website for entry fees and sponsorship pricing.

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