U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen Food Service Department Personnel CW05 Kathy Wiseman, Lt. Aaron Fish, CSC Raul Pasana, CSC Shane Donovan, CS1 Steven Youngquist, and OS2 Elvin Roquecaceres, along with more than 100 volunteers, participated in serving the wounded warriors and their families at Fort Belvoir, Va. on September 11, 2013.
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Chef Robert Irvine and CS1 Steven Youngquist
“It was a great opportunity in giving back to the soldiers and families that have given up so much for this country,” explained CS1 Youngquist.
Following the meal orchestrated by world renowned Chef and TV personality Robert Irvine, Gary Sinise and the “The LT Dan Band” put on a great show. The band played everything from Kelly Clarkson to Stevie Wonder. A quote from the Wound Warrior website sums it up … “The Wounded Warrior Project is a lot bigger than a concert and free food; it is a vision to foster the most successful, well adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.”
“It was an awesome event” emphasized CSC Donovan, and Lt. Aaron Fish appreciated the opportunity to help. “I felt a real sense of pride serving the wounded warriors” he said.
By CS1(SW) Steven Youngquist, Midshipmen Food Service Department, U.S. Naval Academy