GREAT TURN OUT FOR THE 33rd ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BADGES, MANY THANKS TO ALL FOR MAKING IT THE SUCCESS IT WAS, READ ALL ABOUT IT-
THE PICTURES ARE UP ON THE "INSIDE THE RING" PAGE.
On Friday November 20th at the 33rd Annual Battle of the Badges Boxing Match, we honored USMC Gunnery Sgt. Chris Claude. He has been a member of the USMC since 1998 serving as Field Artillery Radar Leader, A Marine Recruiter and a Field Artillery Operations Chief. He was injured on 2/20/06 in Iraq;
"while on patrol as a military advisor to the Iraqi Police, Chris' team was ambushed by an Iraqi Improvised Explosive Device where he lost his right leg, left thumb, sustained numerous broken bones, burns and shrapnel wounds." He also suffered a traumatic brain injury. Look inside
for all the pictures and the story.
(pictured above: Chris Claude with wife Shirley and daughter Genevieve)
[<at left Chris in 1998]
Left to Right: Jerry Ryan, Kevin Barry, Jack Kirrane, Prince Fergie, Bob McGuire and Mike Reno
See above in 2014, the Boxing Team presenting to Building Homes For Heroes, a check for $7,000.00.
The charity that they named for this year's Match is also Building Homes For Heroes. USMC Sgt. Claude is on the list to benefit from this organization, AND BENEFIT HE DID! The 50/50 was a whopping $2700.00. "Lyndsey" won and gave it all back. So the 50/50 pulled in $5400.00. THANK YOU LYNDSEY!
Many Thanks to Courtney Wall in the Design of the Battle of The Badges Poster