A Veteran's Last Wish

This page was originally created when our dad was first diagnosed with leukemia in August of 2014. He has done a few rounds of chemo, but sadly doctors have told us that he now only has 9 months to live. This is by far one of the hardest things to accept. Sometimes I wish I would just wake up & it all be a horrible dream! He has 3 children and 4 beautiful grand daughters that need him more than ever! Our dad is truly an amazing & deserving man. He is a retired veteran of 26 year & while he should be enjoying his retirement years he's facing this horrible battle. He has one final wish before he leaves this earth & that is to take his children & grand children to Disney World for a family vacation. He wants his precious grand babies to have a special memory of their vacation with PaPa. Please find it in your heart to help us fulfill a dying wish for not only an amazing father but a US Veteran.

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Our dad's accomplishments during his time in the Navy, 1984-2010:

-Senior Chief Ash-

May 1984-July 1984

Recruit Training Command, San Diego, CA

July 1984-August 1984

Airman Apprentice School, San Diego, CA

August 1984-January 1988

USS Saratoga (CV-60) Mayport, FL

February 1988-January 1991

Fleet Composite Squadron One (VC-1), NAS Barbers Point, HI 

October 1991-October 1994

USS Independence (CV-62) Yokosuka, Japan

January 1995-July 1996

Strike Fighter Squadron Fifteen (VFA-15), NAS Cecil Field, FI 

August 1996-December 1997

NAMTRA, NAS Cecil Field, FI

January 1998-July 2000

USS Harry Truman (CVN-75), Norfolk, VA

August 2000-March 2003

Navy Recruiting District, Caro, Michigan 

April 2003-February 2008

USS Enterprise (CVN-65), Norfolk, VA

February 2008-April 2008

Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, RI

April 2008-May 2010

Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Six (VFA-106), NAS Oceana, VA

Donations

  • IYAOYAS/Cancer Awareness Inc. 
    • $150 
    • 59 mos
  • Chris Tysor 
    • $25 
    • 60 mos
  • IYAOYAS Cancer Awareness Inc. 
    • $100 
    • 60 mos
  • Nathan guffey 
    • $40 
    • 61 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $18 
    • 62 mos
See all

Organizer

Casey Bautista 
Organizer
Weston, WV
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