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011912: Saluting A Wounded Hero!

Saluting A Wounded Hero – SFC Jeffrey Hackett
January 19, 2012

As you know one of the main things we do here at General Sarge HQ is deploy teddy bears to military children through our Gift-A-Bear Campaign. Our vision statement is “Comforting Military Families One Furry Friend At A Time”. Furry friends are the best and of course you know we’re also very huggable.  A few weeks we received an email from someone asking if we deploy teddy bears only to children. Of course we responded saying…

“We deploy teddy bears to any military family needing comfort and encouragement”. 

011912 Wounded Hero - SFC Hackett Recovery

Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

With that in mind today we are proud and honored to recognize a Wounded Hero from FT. Drum, New York.

Please say hello to SFC Jeffrey Hackett who joined the Army in 1995. SFC Hackett is assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Stability Transition Team stationed out of Fort Drum.

SFC Hackett lost his leg above the knee and was shot twice in the side and neck during an IED roadside bomb attack in Iraq on August 15, 2011.  He’s undergone multiple surgeries to attempt some reconstruction of his right arm and shoulder and still has a number of surgeries ahead of him for other wounds sustained in the attack.

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Day 229: Gift-A-Bears To San Diego

Gift-A-Bears To San Diego – December 01, 2011

I am so excited I can hardly contain myself! I do need to be careful and try to contain my excitement because I’m almost bursting at the seams and I don’t want to lose any stuffing.

Day 229 - Gift-A-Bears To San Diego

Image by drrus2000 via Flickr

This weekend we are heading to San Diego for the big Celebrate The Military Child Holiday Bonanza Event! It’s going to be so much fun and we’re all excited about meeting so many wonderful military children on Saturday.

I’ll be riding on a plane with my human-owners parents but we decided to send the six Gift-A-Bears to San Diego ahead of time so they can make sure everything is ready for us when we arrive. Look at these guys!

They’re so excited they can hardly stay in the box!

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