“Many of those service members have lost close friends, while others have lost digits and even limbs. Some fight mental-health problems that are far more insidious than any physical wounds; the suicide rate for our nation’s veterans is alarmingly high. But one activity has been proven to help in nearly every circumstance: fishing.” www.savethebrave.org
The event will take place at the MCCS Camp Pendleton – Marine Memorial Golf Course, and will feature live music, food, drinks, silent auction, and of course, golf.
The tournament is being held in honor of Corporal Simon R. Litke, who was a squad leader in Ramadi with 2/4 Echo Company. Litke died by suicide in 2015.
This is the first golf tournament being held by Save the Brave (STB). According to STB president and founder Nick Velez, who owns Bastards Canteen in Downey, the tournament will not be “like your average golf tournament.”
Stoked On Fishing and Save The Brave.org team up with a host of family, friends, and sponsors to bring awareness to PTSD (Post Traumatic syndrome) which is one of our biggest problems in America today. On this special episode were taking veterans fishing on an overnight trip to Santa Barbara Island on the El Dorado out of Long Beach Sportfishing.
Our Executive Director, Maj Scott Huesing, is looking for Washington DC area veterans and 2/4 alumni who would like to join the Commandant’s Own Silent Drill Team for a special tour of Marine Barracks, Washington DC. If interested contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up is limited so contact soon.
Simon Litke was a combat decorated United States Marine. Everyone who knew Litke would characterize him as charming, encouraging, and a leader. As a leader of Marines, Litke taught men how to survive, and also made the days under the hot Ramadi sun bearable. On November 2, 2015 Litke left us with a lot of questions unanswered. We lost an iconic Marine to the battles we still face as veterans, suicide.
Please help us to help his loved ones heal, as we attempt to fly out to Litke’s memorial on November 12. 40 Veterans who served with Litke in the Iraq theater of combat are requesting assistance in the form of $20,000 in order to say their final goodbyes to their brother.
Sadly, this tragedy can either promote more despondency and spread a contagious outbreak of trauma. Or this tragedy can bring America’s warriors together and help stop the torment of the debilitating nature of PTSD. You can be a part of the healing that America owes to our young men who sacrificed their life in support of this nation’s freedom.
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The memorial service will be held at:
America Legion Post 377
Friday Nov 13 from 4-8 PM
“In an effort to raise awareness for victims of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the Save the Brave Organization held their first annual Save the Brave Community Bike Ride last Sunday at Rio San Gabriel Park. Save the Brave is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in the often difficult process of rebuilding their lives once returning from a combat zone.Many of the group’s members are combat veterans themselves, who have also struggled with the demons that come to so many of those who fought for the country.” -Read the full article here
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