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    Rifle will be built personally for you by Green Beret and HelpingaHero.org Home Recipient, SFC John Wayne Walding, USA (Ret.)
    Benefiting Helping a Hero

    Online bidding ends April 29, 2013, 10PM CT . Bids will be transferred to Live Auction at the Helping a Hero Warrior Dinner, April 30th, 5:30 PM CT . The Helping a Hero Warrior Dinner is held at The Fairmont Hotel Dallas, 1717 North Akard, Dallas, Texas 75201. For further information, please contact Jeri Carroll, 214-409-1873 or JeriC@HA.com.

    John Wayne Walding was born on July 4th and was stamped "Made in the USA" at birth! He went on to fill the shoes of his namesake and become a Green Beret...not just in the movies but in real life. He was with his Special Forces team and they took out 250 insurgents in Shok Valley, Afghanistan. 10 Silver Stars were awarded for this bloody battle. And every member of John's unit got out alive.

    Once John's leg was hit by the insurgent sniper, he had to jump 20 feet to save his life. He returned to the US and promptly petitioned to go to Sniper School and continues to train police officers and others in sniper skills after his retirement.

    John received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his valiant service as a Green Beret! We are so proud of his courage, bravery and patriotism!

    He will utilize his background, knowledge and experience in building this amazing Sniper Rifle for the winner of this auction.

    Donated by SFC John Wayne Walding, USA (Ret.)



    HelpingaHero.org is a 501(c)(3) non profit, non-partisan organization providing support for military personnel, severely injured in the war on terror. Our principal activity is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members as well as engaging the community to provide services and resources for our wounded heroes and their families.

    To date we have awarded 90 homes in 21 states.

    Our goal is to provide our wounded heroes with a home fully adapted to their special needs. Homes have been built for heroes who are paraplegics, quadriplegics, amputees (single, double, triple, double arm, single arm) , burn victims and heroes with severe traumatic brain injury and severe post traumatic stress disorder.

    Some of the adaptations for our wheelchair bound recipients include wider doors, lower countertops, roll under sink, roll in shower, tile/wood floors throughout the home, etc...and we place these homes in master planned communities where they receive ongoing support from neighbors. HelpingaHero.org has an emergency needs fund and a large recreation program that enables our heroes to get out of the hospital and go hunting, fishing, attend rodeos, trail rides, BBQ's, etc....In 2013 we will host "Caregiver Retreats" and "Marriage Retreats" as we recognize the stress on our heroes and their families. Providing families with the tools to walk through the tough times and to receive peer to peer support is crucial for their lifetime recovery and success.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    30th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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