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SFC Caleb Brewer and The Other Side of The SGT. Rocky Story
Many of you have probably already seen the pictures/stories circulating across the internet about a dog handler (SPC Brown) and his military working dog “SGT Rocky” that were recently wounded by an IED detonation in Afghanistan on 4 Dec 15. Both of them deserve a hero’s welcome home for sure, but let’s also take a moment to acknowledge United States Army Green Beret, SFC Caleb Brewer, the other hero that day.
In the blast, SFC Brewer lost his right foot and all the flesh up to his right knee along with extensive damage to his left leg. As fellow Soldiers arrived to help, SFC Brewer directed them towards SGT Rocky and his handler and stated that one medic was enough to assist with his wounds. As the medic assessed him and began to prep him for movement, SFC Brewer tried to lighten the air by making some jokes.
SFC Brewer was about twenty feet from SGT Rocky and SPC Brown when the now viral photo of SGT Rocky with his purple heart pinned to his collar was taken. At that point, SFC Brewer was post initial surgery and missing both of his legs.
Task Force Dagger is now accepting donations to assist the SFC Brewer’s family during this traumatic time. Task Force Dagger is an organization which focuses on helping injured Special Operations Soldiers.
SFC Caleb Brewer and his wife have asked that all monetary support for their family go through Task Force Dagger (with all directed donations going to the SFC Caleb Brewer family). 100% of the funds directed toward the Brewer family will go to the Brewer family (minus a 1.9% PayPal Credit Card Processing Fee if donating online).
Update: Task Force Dagger has notified us that they will cover the 1.9% PayPal processing fees! Thats pretty cool!
SFC Caleb Brewer’s injuries occurred in Afghanistan on 04 DEC 2015……. on his 31st Birthday.
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HOW TO DONATE:
*Please specify that your contribution is for the SFC Caleb Brewer family in the notes section. If you are using a server that does not have a notes section, please email Keith David, one of the founders of TFD, at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide him with the information regarding your contribution. TFD is a 501© 3 non-profit charity and all contributions are tax deductible.
If you prefer to mail in a check:
Make your check payable to “Task Force Dagger Foundation”
Mail checks to:
Task Force Dagger Foundation
5900 S. Lake Forest Dr. , Suite 200
McKinney, TX 75070
SPC Brown and SGT. Rocky