My best friend is EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal). It is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. He sent me the following charity information. Please check them out.
The annual EOD Memorial is tomorrow, May 2nd. Every year, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians from all branches gather to honor the fallen. There’s a memorial wall at Eglin AFB, Florida (colocated with NAVSCOLEOD).
The EOD Warrior Foundation raises money for the families of the fallen and maintains the memorial wall. I’m a cake-eating civilian now, but I haven’t forgotten where I came from, and this is pretty important to me.
Four years ago this month, Chris Solesbee from the Hill AFB EOD flight was killed in Afghanistan. Also killed was his teammate, Joseph Hamski, from the Spangdahlem Air Base flight. I spent some time at Spang and they were like family to me.
Both men were assigned to what we called Bravo Flight in Afghanistan. It was the unit I served with there, and my flight was the one to replace the one that lost those two. My rotation was very fortunate; we had no KIA. Three friends of mine were blown up and injured, though. Several Army techs died while I was there, and a Navy tech was severely wounded.
Before I left Afghanistan, in January 2012, the Air Force lost an entire team in Helmand Province.
So, if you would be kind enough to post a link to the EODWF on your blog, with an explanation, I would very much appreciate it. It might raise some awareness and possibly raise a little bit of money.