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Florida Sky Soldier Memorials

$1,140 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 40 months
                           OPERATION HONOR ROLL

The Florida Chapter of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Association was organized in 1985 with the primary mission to perform charitable acts of service in support of Sky Soldiers past and present. Also to maintain a common bond with the current generation while perpetuating the memory of those who died in service to their county. 

The Florida Chapter of 173d Airborne Brigade Association is a non-profit organization and we take our mission of service seriously.  We have over the years accomplished numerous service projects; from shipping 15,000+ pounds downrange of support for the troops deployed. Also providing assistance at VA clinics and doing other projects too numerous to list.

In 1986 Florida Sky Soldiers placed a memorial stone in Bushnell VA Cemetery honoring all Sky Soldiers from Vietnam.

In 2010 we updated that monument to reflect ALL Sky Soldiers in War and Peace, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Italy, Germany.

In 2014 Sky Soldiers across Florida asked what about us?

In 2015, we decided to go … ALL THE WAY and started Operation Honor Roll with the goal to place a Memorial stone in ALL VA cemeteries in Florida.

In 2015, We placed a Memorial stone in Sarasota VA National Cemetery

In 2016, we placed a Memorial Marker in the Jacksonville VA National Cemetery 

On 31 March 2018, we plan to place a Memorial Marker in the Cape Canaveral VA National Cemetery.

We plan to place 173rd memorial markers dedicated to all Sky Soldiers that served with honor in all Florida VA National cemeteries.  Each 173rd Marker cost about $3,500. This money was raised by the veterans themselves. However, there are 9 National/VA cemeteries in Florida. We have placed three markers so far and need your help in honoring all those Sky Soldiers.

                            Our Unique Combat History
Why are we doing this? Becuase 1731 Sky Soldiers were killed in action and another 8,345 were wounded in action. These 10,076 casualties incurred by the Brigade were five times greater than the 187th Airborne Regiment in Korea, four times greater than those suffered by the 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific in WWII, more than twice those suffered by the 101st Airborne Division in Europe in WWII, and two thirds of those suffered by the entire 82nd Airborne Division in WWII. This accounts for Vietnam alone. 33 Sky Soldiers were killed and hundreds more wounded in action in the Global War on Terror. Three of these Sky Soldiers received the Medal of Honor.

These awards; 1800+ silver stars, 55 distinguished service crosses and 16 Medal of Honor makes the 173rd Airborne Brigade the most decorated combat Brigade in Army History.

We ask for your donation to honor these Sky Soldiers.

Florida Chapter, 173d Airborne Brigade Association, is a Non-Profit Tax Exempt 501 c19 corporation, ID # 01-0822286, part of the 173d Airborne Brigade Association,  ID # 58-1543560. IRS Letter, dated 22 May 2002  “… Donors can deduct contributions to or for the use of your Organization”

Thank you again for your support.Operation Honor Roll
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The new date for the Dedication is 5 May 2018 at Noon. All welcom
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We have the next memorial planned for dedication on 5 May 2018 at noon in the Cape Canaveral VA National Cemetery. All are welcomed to attend the ceremony and the gathering afterward at the local American Legion post # 1, that is 4 miles down the road. Please spread the word.
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Dedication Ceremony 9 October
Jacksonville, FL., next on the List
Dedication of Stone
CW3 Bradley & LTC White
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Dedication of our second 173rd memorial marker will be on Friday 9 October 2015 at Noon at the Sarasota VA/National cemetery on the Memorial Walk area. All are invited to attend. For more information go to; http://www.floridaskysoldiers.com/memorialdedication-sarasota.html
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$1,140 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 40 months
Created September 1, 2015
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JB
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james bradley
12 months ago

In the past, "All gave some and some gave all". I now ask that all give something. If each member gave $5 we would have this memorial fully funded. Thank You and Merry Christmas to all.

DB
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Dennis and Linda Bradley
12 months ago

Never Forgotten

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Linda & Dennis Bradley
34 months ago
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Thank you for your Service Past and Present

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james bradley
40 months ago
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I ask all that can to donate, even if it is just a few dollars.

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