Operation Helping Hand @ Haley VA Medical Center
Bob, thanks for the photo. It was a great night to honor the Military patients and their families @ the Haley VA Medical Center, ...as always.,/p>
The tall Veteran on the right is Bill Hamblin, current Commander of American Legion Post #5 in Tampa (West Kennedy Blvd, just West of Dale Mabry Hwy…with the torpedo out front….my home Post). Bill is one of the Founders of the Bayshore Patriots, who since 9/11, muster on the Bayshore every Friday @ 1630 to wave their National Flag to show support for our troops. Coalition Partners with CENTCOM are now participating with their respective National flags. I plan to be there with them this afternoon.
Having ADM and Mrs. Fallon with us last night was very special. That is credibility, and a great compliment to your steadfast devotion to OHH. LC
Admiral: Thanks for coming to our Op HH dinner last nite. I thought you'd like to have the picture below with (L to R) you, Dr Ed Cutolo, Jane, Mr Steve Lucas, and Bill (?)
I will contact Joe regarding his coming to the next dinner 17 April.. Thanks for the "tip"!!
/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.