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On the 3rd and 4th of July (at Tailgate) there will be over one thousand Greeting and Christmas cards to fill out, Wes and Tony personally deliver over 10,000 cards (filled out by Coloradans) to our active duty military personnel during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays at DIA. Additionally, they provide free rides and free meals for our returning brave men and women.

July 4th at Tailgate

July 4th at Tailgate

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Brian Joiner, US Air Force

SSGT Brian Joiner served with the US Air Force in the Persian Gulf. "Loyal to country and friends."

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Roy Kuykendall, PVT, USMC

Roy's grandmother is Danny Dietz's great grandmother. Elizabeth Dietz is resting at Riverside Cemetery in Denver. I  will be visiting Elizabeth next week . . . Judy's maiden name is Dietz.

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Jeremy Paul Tamburello

US Marine Corp. Served in the Persian Gulf. Killed in action in Iraq, November 8, 2005. He was nineteen years old. Awarded the Purple Heart.

Jeremy Paul Tamburello

Jeremy Paul Tamburello joined the Marines after graduating from high school in 2004. He wanted to further his education, his father said. He was assigned to the 1st Light Armor Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Tamburello’s parents . . . Read on »

Danny Dietz, Jr.

Danny Dietz, Jr. was a Navy Seal - Gunner's Mate 2nd Class. He served in Afghanistan where he was killed in action. Danny was the recipient of the Navy Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart. He was twenty-five years old.

OPERATION RED WING
On June 28, 2005, A team of four Navy SEALs, tasked for surveillance and reconnaissance of a group of structures known to be used by Ahmad Shah and his men, fell into an ambush by Shah and his group just hours after inserting by fastrope from an MH-47 helicopte . . . Read on »

I never served in the military. One of my brothers was Special Forces and then worked for Homeland Security. My father served stateside before I was born. My uncle was in the first ever Green Beret team in Korea. I’ve been around people who served their country but I wouldn’t pretend to understand what that meant to them. I am an artist and writer and I created this website for Hey, 19 - Country First Challenge. It was my first challenge—all volunteered—and has taken several days. That’s OK. It was worth it.

My brother and I were always different. He is about a year younger than I a . . . Read on »

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