Being remembered at this year’s event are Tech. Sgt. Kristoffer Solesbee and Staff Sgt. Joseph Hamski who were killed in action in 2011 while operating in the Shorabak district, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the EOD Warrior Foundation. The foundation serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, and families of wounded and fallen EOD warriors. The foundation also maintains the EOD Memorial Wall at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
“The EOD Warrior Foundation provides a lot of services to wounded and disabled EOD technicians as well as the families of the fallen,” said Senior Airman Kevin A. Perdue, event organizer. “The money that we raise from this event is secondary to providing an awareness of this foundation’s mission to improve the lives of the heroes that risked everything in service to their country.”