The New American Veteran blog talk radio show this week featured Bonnie-Jill Laflin. Besides being a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Former Miss Dallas-Fort Worth USA and the only female scout in the NBA (LA Lakers), she is a phenomenal human being. During this interview we talked about some of the projects she is involved in and focused a lot on her charitable work. Because of her family history (two of her grandfathers served in WWII, one was a Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient – and she said it right) she has a very special place in her heart for the men and women who serve and served. She has been on an amazing 17 Goodwill and USO tours and heads to Afghanistan in August for number 18.
We’ll bring her back on the show after August to hear how the trip went – make sure you go listen to this interview, and enjoy the photos below. Also stop by and visit Baghdad Pups, Hounds and Heroes, Sirius Radio (Inside the Playboy Locker Room), Bonnie-Jill’s website, and her Twitter page.
Despite the loss of a leg… read this story and remember it whenever you feel sorry for yourself.
Ranger Rendezvous is coming fast – see you July 25th on the drop zone!
We continue our fund-raising drive to reach $111,111 by 11/11/11. Please help us help more Special Operations Veterans by donating online at our website or mail a check to GallantFew, Inc 6505 E. Central #205, Wichita KS 67206. Any donation you make is tax deductible. The first 100 donors to give $1000 or more will be forever listed as a GallantFew Founding Donor and will receive a polo shirt and wall plaque. Our most recent Founding Donor is Ranger veteran Charles DeRosa!
As you celebrate Independence Day, remember freedom isn’t free. It’s paid for dearly by those such as Ranger Jeremy Katzenberger, killed in Afghanistan June 14, 2011. I attended his funeral at Fort Leavenworth this past Tuesday. Ranger Katzenberger Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten.
Rangers Lead the Way.