Welcome Home SSGT Charles Lauersdorf and Family!
** Thank You to Donors for Supporting Home for Combat Wounded Marine **
What a great fundraising event Thursday to assist with the efforts for SSGT Charles Lauersdorf’s Home! A strong home-team committee spearheaded by agents at RE/MAX Trinity brought out a big crowd of agents (from all real estate brands), family, friends, and the community at large to support Charles. Benton Lawson provided great live music to keep the crowd entertained while they bid on art donated from over 50 talented local artists. A large raffle created more fundraising and sent over 20 happy people home with great prizes. And a hunting trip and more brought in thousands from the live auction bidding. Mayor Scooter Gierisch helped Emcee Myers Jackson bring in the money and welcome the crowd. Texas Sentinel and previous home recipient Greg Dotson was there in force to support his best friend Charles Lauersdorf, despite the fact he’d lost a comrade veteran and close friend to suicide from PTSD that day. What a great show of community support! Thanks to everyone who gave their time, gifts, and talents to make this possible.
TSF Jeep Commander Bill Lashlee, TSF ambassador Greg Dotson & TSF future home reciepient, Charles Lauersdorf lead the Arlington 4th of July parade which is the oldest and longest running event in Arlington’s history. This year’s parade theme was Happy Birthday USA! This two hour event is seen by 75,000+ spectators each year.
Great day at Cox Media Group in Houston. Thank you Chuck Akers for the tour and your time as a fellow veterans giving back to our combat wounded TSF veterans, SGT Jorge Segura, USMC and SSG Jason North, Army.
Stay tuned for our interviews and TSF PSA’s on The Eagle and 93Q Country!
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Thank you to RE/MAX 5 Star, the numerous donors and sponsors, all the golf teams, the Pasadena Police Department Honor Guard and the selfless volunteers who made the 3rd Annual Hole In One For All Golf Tournament a smashing success. God bless you all for putting our TSF wounded veterans first. This tournament has supported 3, yes 3 homes for TSF veterans.
Great way to kick off Memorial Day weekend! Never Forget the Fallen.
Save the Date – August 16, 2019 DFW TSF home For USMC SSGT Charles Lauersdorf.
Why do Marines and Soldiers do what they do? Why did the Texas Sentinels Foundation select Marine SSGT Charles Lauersdorf for a TSF home following his combat injuries and being awarded a Purple Heart?
If his words resonate with you, please consider donating to support his home at TexasSentinels.org/contribute.
From Charles Lauersdorf:
On this day, 15 years ago, the Magnificent Bastards of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment would set off at zero dark thirty on Operation Bug Hunt. The mission was to avenge the death of many of our guys just a few days prior, which was the bloodiest day of the war in Iraq. Avenge deaths we did. Though we would lose more warriors this day, the insurgents would take much heavier losses – in the hundreds. 18 year olds fresh out of high school running across open for under heavy enemy fire, just to make it to those ambushed and in need of support. Warriors that defied odds and ran to the sound of chaos, not from it. Brave souls that gave their life not just for their country, but more importantly, for the man beside them.
Today is a day I and many others should not have survived. Pinned down and nearly out of ammo, in a raw sewage canal, praying we could kill just one more. Thinking today was the day we’d meet our maker, but not before killing as many more insurgenta as possible. But God had other plans for us. We lived so that we could tell their story. So that we could live life for them, in honor of them. God needed them to stand guard duty on the streets of heaven and I have no doubt they’re doing a marvelous job.
So tonight as I snuggle my babies, I think of those brave souls and the sacrifice they made for me to be here. So to their moms and dads, wives and family, I say thank you. Thank you for raising warriors.