1st. Lt. Victor Prato

Somers resident 1st. Lt. Victor Prato of the US Army 82nd Airborne suffered devastating and live altering injures while serving in Afghanistan in 2017. He is still being treated at a rehab facility in Tampa, Florida and is just the sort of hero this project is meant to assist.

Bill Edwards Sr.

My Dad Bill Edwards Sr. (the biggest patriot I ever met), served in WWII at the age of 17 in the South Pacific as a Navy Seabee, then re-upped to fight in the Korean War again with the Navy. In his later years, he volunteered over 8,500 hours working at the VA Hospital in West Palm Beach up till about 3 months before his death. It is in his honor that I started this great project and I know he's smiling down from heaven. We was truly one of the reasons that his generation was named "The Greatest Generation"