THE FOLLOWING LETTER IS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY DATED DECEMBER 6, 2012
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment
3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division
Camp Buehring APO AE 09330
Dear Mr. Bobby McGuire,
On behalf of the Soldiers I would like to thank you for your outstanding support of
Hellraiser Company during our ongoing deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan
Shield. Deployments and serving overseas is never easy on our Soldiers and their families. The
mission and separation from loved ones while being deployed can create stress within any unit.
Your efforts helped reduce these negative affects and increase unit morale.
Your generous support of boxing equipment, physical fitness supplements, magazines,
newspapers, DVDs, and other morale items has been phenomenal. Not to mention the
recognition that was received by the "Shout Out" during this year's annual FDNY vs NYPD
Boxing Match, that was viewed by many in the company to great cheers! Your selfless support
throughout our deployment has greatly increased the Soldiers' esprit de corps.
Your efforts remind all of us the Great Heart, Kindness of Spirit, and Pride of the
American People. For that I do not have the right words to show my appreciation, other than,
"Thank You for your efforts".
May you and your loved ones have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a
Happy New Year. Please know that though we have never met and the Soldiers of HHC may be
strangers to you, we are celebrating this Holiday Season together and appreciate all you have
Coaches Jerry Ryan (left), Mike Reno (right kneeling), Bobby McGuire (2nd from right) join active members of the team
in the fighter's pose along with Gerry Cooney (center). Duane Richardson, Jonathan Velasquez, Andrew Tanzi, and Matt Restrepo give it their best shot at the pose.
Susan Reno joins Jerry Ryan with her own version of the Boxer's Pose.
Team Picture with Brendan Marocco's Father
2008 Clipping from The Chief Leader Civil Service Newspaper
-1984 Bravest Boxing Team-
Mike Lazarri (center) shows off his Gold Medal, flanked by WPFG Ed Brown (left) and Bobby McGuire (right)
FDNY Firefighter Joe Schiraldo wins the 2012 NYC Golden Gloves in the 178 LB division, getting his gloves from GG tournament director Bryan Adams
Gentleman Gerry Cooney displays the Battle of the Badges Victory Belt
Bravest Boxing From left to right: FF Joe Schiraldo, Capt, Tim McGuinness, FDNY Commishioner Sal Cassano, Bravest Boxing Team President Bobby McGuire, FF Brian McNicholas, FF Alan Grdovich, Building Homes for Heroes Pres. Andy Pujol, FF Todd Velton, Building Homes for Heroes Secretary Kim Vesey, Bravest Boxing Team trainer FF Mike Reno...and sitting front and center USMC First LT. James Byler.
FDNY Bravest Boxing Team donated $6000 to USMC Lt. James Byler at FDNY headquarters on Fri. April 13th, 2012. Lt. Byler, of Huntington, NY lost both legs after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan. The Bravest Boxing team raised the funds from their
"Battle of the Badges" event in MSG last November. (11/2011)
The funds will be used to renovate Lt. Bylers home to meet his needs.
BELOW SEE A FEW BOXING PROMOTION POSTERS FROM OUR PAST
FDNY Boxing donating another $5000 to Building Homes for Heroes Feb. 27 2013
L to R: FF Kevin Barry, FF Todd Velten, FF Mike Reno, BHH'S Pres. Andy Pujol, FDNY Boxing Pres. Bobby McGuire
The Stare-Down between NYPD Bob Cruz and FDNY Matt Restrepo
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