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Old 07-02-2007, 08:21 PM   #31
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Re: Payback: Operation BBQ for Our Troops

Originally Posted by Sammy Baugh Fan View Post
This was to be my 2000 post but oh well.

As you guys all know I do BBQ and just got a couple new big Pit Smokers. You also know I am a Non Active Duty Marine with 2 sons serving in the Army and you know I am an Amputee. Put all that together and it says feed the wounded soldiers and where better than right here in the Nation's Capital at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where the wounded come first.

There is a group called Operation BBQ for Our Troops who have done events where they get BBQ guys and their cookers with donated meats to cook for the wounded folks and their families. They do many out in Texas and the west but not so much here on the East Coast and that's a shame because the injured warriors come here to Walter Reed first.

Operation BBQ For Our Troops

I don't exactly know how to organize this but I will GET THIS DONE. Does anyone here have cntacts at Walter Reed or HIGH up in the Army?

I'll try and use my contacts to get in touch with someone in charge at Walter Reed and get a date and number of family folks to feed. Then we'll organize our pits and I/WE will get us the donations needed too.

Who wants to help?
You can help with yer pit, time and donations.

We owe these kids.
Who's with me?

I have a Lite Colonel that lives across the street from me, her and her husband are both stationed at Walter Reed. What do you need?
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:55 PM   #32
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Re: Payback: Operation BBQ for Our Troops

July 5th Update:
Right now we are waiting on the final date. It will be either Tuesday August 14th or Wednesday August 15th 2007.

Ms. Ray is:
Development Manager
Communications and Development Dept.
USO of Metropolitan Washington
703-696-3278, 703-899-2751 cell
Serving those who serve and their families.
CFC# 8202 USO-Metro Home Page

She's taking a few days off this week with the Holiday and all but should have us locked in on the 14th or 15th of August on grounds at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. I am lining up Entertainers for the event and got contacted by National Recording Country Artist Cleve Francis about performing. Home Page He's a Heart Surgeon that my wife works for and wants to help.

I'll keep ya'll posted as this continues to develop.


Hey Angryss, I'll let you know if I need anything when I get further along.

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