Eagle Rare Life Award Nominee

Gregory Baker

Date Added

November 15th, 2016

CHARITY

K9's For Warrior's

Category

Courage

VOTES

38

VIEWS

1114
The voting for the contest is closed
 

“Navy Rescue Swimmer”

My husband served 20 years in the Navy as a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer. He flew a variety of missions and accumulated over 3000 hours of flight time. He was involved in 2 separate rescues at sea. One rescue involved a helicopter crash and the other was the rescue of a sailor who had fallen overboard. He also was also a crew member/gunner in a Helicopter Visit Board Search and Seizure of an Iraqi merchant ship in the Northern Arabian Gulf. He also served 3 tours on the ground in Iraq with Naval Special Warfare earning 2 Bronze Stars. All of this and he is a dedicated volunteer in the community in which we live. He was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for continuous service to the community. He was also a High School Football coach at two area High Schools. He would be so proud and honored to give his favorite charity (K9's for warriors) a check. He has many friends who suffer from PTSD ad this would mean a lot to him. This charity is also a win-win as they train dogs that come from animal shelters for use as service dogs for veterans. Thank you for everything you are doing!

Cheers!

Melissa Baker