I know many are concentrating on Haiti right now and I was slow in posting this to my blog, but we have some military families in need. Please read the press release below from The TACP Association and consider giving any amount to this worthy cause. Thank you.

    On 3 January 2010, an Airman assigned to the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Riley, Kansas, was killed, and another Airman injured while on foot patrol with their Army Company in the Helmand province of southern Afghanistan.

    Senior Airman Bradley R. Smith, 24, of Troy, Illinois, died of wounds sustained from the explosion of an improvised explosive device during an attack on his unit near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

    Airman Smith, who was born on September 11, is survived by his parents, Gary and Paula Smith; brother, Ryan Smith; wife, Tiffany; and daughter, Chloe Lynn. Airman Bradley’s daughter, Chloe, was born in October. His brother, Ryan Smith, is an Airman based in Texas. Ryan was scheduled to be deployed to Iraq this month.

    Injured was Senior Airman Michael J. Malarsie, 22, of Bosque Farms, New Mexico. Airman Malarsie is currently receiving treatment for serious wounds at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

    Airman Smith joined the Air Force in December, 2006, and arrived at Fort Riley in January, 2009. Airman Malarsie has been a member of the Air Force since May, 2007, and has been stationed at Fort Riley since December, 2007. Both were members of the Air Force’s elite Tactical Air Control Party (TACP.)

    A TACP is generally a two-airman team working in an Army ground unit which directs close air support firepower toward enemy targets in close proximity to friendly forces on the ground.

    The TACP Association is currently receiving donations to assist the families of Airman Smith and Airman Malarsie. The TACP Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to remembering fallen Warriors, honoring the living, and aiding brothers in need. The Association works hand-in-hand with families who have suffered great loss in order to ease their burden during a time of difficulty.

    Please access to the following link to donate and help out the families:


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