If you’ve been following Operation Gratitude on this blog, or our Facebook or Twitter pages for more than a few months now, then you’ll remember reading about Sgt. Eric Rodriguez, a remarkable young man and combat wounded veteran who was the recipient of our 750,000th Care Package in December, 2011.
Sgt. Rodriguez doesn’t slow down for much — most of us would have trouble keeping up with him! The Marine Corps recognizes his special abilities and recently named Eric to the 2012 All-Marine Warrior Games Team, competing April 30-May 6 for the Chairman’s Cup against teams from the Army, Navy and Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command.
In between physical therapy for his injuries, training for competitions, and being an active and involved husband and father, Eric has found time to enjoy some of the gifts that were included in his special milestone Operation Gratitude Care Package. He has been the honored guest of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kings, UCLA, and the Dodgers, with more exciting adventures to come soon!
Please stay tuned for more updates — but for now, enjoy these photos of a true American hero, USMC Sgt. Eric Rodriguez!
Note: Operation Gratitude sends care packages to Wounded Warriors recovering in Military hospitals and Warrior Transition Units. Learn more about this program and how you can support our efforts here: Wounded Warrior Program.
THANK YOU, Sgt. Eric Rodriguez, for your brave service to our country. You make us all so very proud!
THANK YOU to all our generous donors, volunteers and corporate sponsors whose support allows us to honor, thank and encourage service members like Sgt. Rodriguez.