We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to send a soldier home after spending 9 months in Afghanistan. She just returned from Afghanistan this past Friday and was trying to get home for post-deployment leave in time for Christmas. Craziest thing ever, she got stuck on the highway heading to the airport due to an accident. When she arrived they had already boarded the plane and when the gate agent called to see if they would hold the plane they did not (I know, it ticked me off too). She was struggling getting another flight before Christmas and it also meant eating up what little precious leave time she had just waiting to find a new flight. In a crazy sequence of events they got in touch with Wings for Our Troops "in loving memory of CPL Chad S Wade" and we were able to get her on a new flight tomorrow. She will be home for Christmas and as an added bonus, her father reached out to me and said he had not had all his daughters home at the same time in over four years. What a happy daddy he must be right now.
WFOT could not do this without the kindness of others giving to our foundation which makes all of this possible. For all of you that have ever given or helped with this foundation, you should feel very good and proud for giving back to a soldier that has sacrificed so much.
Merry Christmas to all our Troops and my God be with you always!