Lee 'Swab' Berra's Memorial Fund

$18,715 of $1 goal

Raised by 136 people in 16 months
A brilliant shinning star that was taken from us much too early, Major Lee 'Swab' Berra will be sorely missed by his friends, classmates, wingmen, and Tiger but most of all by his family and beloved wife Sydney.  Lee's love of life was absolute, his smile infectious, his passion for flying matchless and his love for Sydney unadulterated.  

Lee gave the last ten years of his life in service of this great country.  He served as a bomber pilot defending the free world from extremist threats in the Middle East and most recently as a test pilot in the United States Air Force.  In the short time since his graduation from Test Pilot School, he has made a tremendous impact developing and testing military aircraft that will provide coalition men and women in uniform with incomparable equipment.  Knowing Lee and his dedication to God and Country, he likely would have given ten more years, ensuring the safety and security of our great nation and our allies for decades to come.

On Wednesday January 25th 2017, Lee was called to heaven after a tragic accident while flying his aircraft, a Cirrus SR22, leaving all his friends and family wondering how and why this could happen to such an accomplished pilot and remarkable young man.   All funds collected are intended to be used by Sydney and the Berra family for present and future financial burdens that may occur as a result of his loss.

Thank you in advance for your generosity at this heartbreaking time.
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On behalf of the Berra family, thank you all for your support, friendship and generous contributions. All proceeds have gone toward the Berra Family Charitable Foundation to fund programs and services that benefit military, education, health, animals, and other societal needs. Please visit http://berrafamilyfoundation.org for more information.
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$18,715 of $1 goal

Raised by 136 people in 16 months
Created January 28, 2017
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Anonymous
15 months ago
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LC
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Lisa and Andy Carmichael
15 months ago
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Ya-Ting and Sean - thinking of you and sending hugs.

$200
Anonymous
15 months ago
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LD
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Laura Diamond
15 months ago
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Lee and I went to USC together. I will always remember him for his kindess and good conversation. He was always having a good time, always a smile on his face. He was such an enjoyable person to have around. Although it has been many years since we last connected, I have very fond memories of our years together at USC and am so proud that he was able to pursuit his dreams after college. My thoughts are with the family and Sydney, and may he rest in peace.

MK
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Michelle Korn
15 months ago
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There are no words. Deepest sympathies.

$100
Anonymous
15 months ago
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