Help Support FC1 Gary Rehm's Family

FC1 Gary Rehm recently sacrificed his life trying to save the lives of his fellow shipmates in the tragic naval accident on June 17, 2017 that ultimately took the lives of seven Sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald. This account has been set up to help ease the unexpected financial burdens recently encountered and expected in the coming weeks/months by FC1 Gary Rehm's immediate family as they grieve for the tragic and unexpected loss of their son, husband and brother. All money raised will go directly to Gary's wife, Erin, his sister, Jessica, and his parents, Gary Sr. & Anita, to help cover various travel costs and incidental expenses associated with Gary's funeral and burial services, as well as other memorial services, that are not otherwise covered by the U.S. Navy.

While the U.S. Navy does cover some costs associated with the funeral and burial services, it does not cover the travel expenses for Gary's only sibling (who lives in Texas) to attend his services in Virginia, or any future memorial services planned to honor Gary's life and the sacrifice he made for his country and shipmates. It remains unclear whether his parents' travel for these events will be funded by the U.S. Navy and so the fund is set up for their benefit as well.

Aside from travel and incidental costs, the fund is also set up to give the family some peace of mind, and ease the financial stress they are facing from taking time away from work, so that they can grieve and support each other through this difficult time.

As a close friend of Gary's sister, Jessica, and the wife of a Sailor who served beside Gary, I was heartbroken by the news of Gary's tragic passing and set this account up to ensure that those seeking to support Gary's closest loved ones had a safe place to donate funds. Please be wary of fake donation pages. This account was set up with the permission of Jessica and Erin and will be designated as a beneficiary account for their benefit (granting them sole permission to withdraw funds).
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http://wavy.com/2017/06/20/sailor-who-died-in-uss-fitzgerald-collision-has-ties-to-hampton-roads/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/navy-sailor-could-have-saved-himself-chose-to-save-his-kids-or-die-trying

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/06/21/paying-last-full-measure-devotion-uss-fitzgerald/

Petition: https://www.change.org/p/secretary-of-the-navy-please-name-ddg-127-after-fire-controlman-1st-class-gary-leo-rehm-jr?recruiter=47392511&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition

 
http://www.rhaydensmith.com/m/?p=memorial&id=1979180


Donations

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  • Michael Schilbe  
    • $10 
    • 40 mos
  • Mary Beth Nieves 
    • $40 
    • 43 mos
  • Larry Clark 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Richard Rogers 
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
  • Mark McMahon 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kristy Fischmann 
Organizer
West Monroe, NY
Jessica Neal 
Beneficiary
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