Presentation on theme: "1 Tee It Up for the Troops 2006 InfraSupport CORPORATION."— Presentation transcript:
1 Tee It Up for the Troops 2006 InfraSupport CORPORATION
2 Tonight at Mendakota Country Club in Minnesota
3 Early tomorrow morning in Iraq
4 Tomorrow afternoon in Okinawa
5 Things appear quiet in Minnesota
6 As the Tee it Up Crew burns the midnight oil
7 Meanwhile, in Okinawa...
8 Some know how to golf….
9 And others need some work
10 Toni needs to work on her aim!
11 The guys in Okinawa have a message for J. B....
12 Golf clubs can be dangerous weapons!
13 Meanwhile, back in Minnesota
14 The opening festivities are starting
16 The Honor Guard
17 Wreath laying ceremony
18 TV News interviews
19 And let’s play golf!
20 What is it about boxers???
21 Greg Coleman had a golf cart adventure
23 Pictures from the air!
26 Tribute Riders supporting our troops
27 Tribute Riders also come with 4 wheels
28 Happy birthday Ann Smereczniak!
29 Ann, we’re sorry if we butchered your last name….
34 Me and the boys might pay you a visit!
35 Who says golf doesn’t have action?
36 I wonder if I can move my ball from that tire track?
37 The longest putt winner – Dave Kracum!
38 You got problems? We got answers!
39 I’m just happy to be alive!
40 God bless America!
41 Yo! You talkin’ to me???
42 “Cookie Man” – Elvis’s biggest fan
43 Thanks to Vikki working tirelessly behind the scenes
44 Thanks to Mendakota Country Club
45 Staff and Crew
46 Thanks you guys!
47 And, of course, J. B., Cara, and Jeff
48 And special thanks to a real warrior!
49 The real reason we’re all here
50 To help these guys…
51 …help these guys
52 Col. John D. Folsum Wounded Warrior Project founder
53 The Wounded Warrior Project’s Mission: The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to raise public awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members to aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
54 The goal – move from here…
55 …to here
56 …and here
57 …and here!
58 With some help from Miss USA
59 …and her friends
60 …and family
61 We are all winners!
62 Nobody said it’s easy...
63 …but just TRY to stop us!
64 …Take your best shot!
65 And we’ll kick your rear-end!
66 We showed this slide last year We stumbled across the story behind the picture this year. Cpl. James Wright’s story is amazing.
67 Here are highlights MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va (Aug. 22, 2005) Spoken by then Cpl. James Wright, these simple words epitomized the fighting spirit of the Marine NCO. Wright, now a sergeant, was retelling the harrowing experience of how he lost both hands and suffered wounds to a leg in an insurgent ambush in Iraq from his hospital bed at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. Sitting at his bedside was Major Gen. Thomas S. Jones, Training and Education Command commanding general, who was visiting wounded veterans at the hospital that day. Jones listened to the young reconnaissance Marine explain how he continued to lead his Marines in returning fire and eventually out of the kill zone. Amazed, the general asked how he managed to keep from going into shock and passing out. Wright replied, “Sir, I couldn’t pass out. I was in charge.” As a corporal, Wright was the assistant team leader with Company B, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, when his patrol came under intense small arms, mortar and rocket propelled grenade fire in an insurgent ambush. Wright immediately took action, returning fire with his M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon, until an RPG hit his humvee. The blast severed both of Wright’s hands and severely wounded his left leg. Incredibly, Wright maintained his composure, instructing his Marines to use a radio to call for help and to apply tourniquets to his wounds. Wright also directed his Marines to concentrate fire on enemy machine gun positions, assisting in the demise of 26 enemy fighters. For his actions, Wright was later presented the Bronze Star Medal with combat distinguishing device for valor.
68 These guys put their lives on the line for us
69 … and each other
70 It doesn’t always work out.
71 Here is the story behind the pictures Gunnery Sgt. Ryan P. Shane, platoon gunnery sergeant, Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, pulls to safety Sgt. Lonny D. Wells, 29, of Vandergrift, Pa., who was fatally wounded Nov. 9 in Fallujah, Iraq, during Operation Al Fajr. Seconds later Shane was also wounded by enemy fire. Photo Credit: Cpl. Joel A. Chaverri Photo Date: 11/09/2004
72 The bullets don’t fly all the time
74 Handing over Abu Graib
75 Under Iraqi control now.
76 Getting to know a future leader…
77 …and his family
78 Ordinary people doing extraordinary jobs
81 Just like earlier generations, our young people must leave their families to serve our country.
82 We cannot possibly repay the debt we owe them.
83 …and their families.
84 But as painful as leaving is...
85 It probably doesn’t get any better than homecoming
86 (Hi Mom!)
87 Thanks from all of us! InfraSupport CORPORATION
88 If you want a copy of this presentation… Grab it from here: ftp://ftp.InfraSupport.com/TeeItUp2006 Along with pictures, videos, and more stories behind the Marine pictures. If this is gobbletygook, then me here: