SGT Devin A. Snyder of Cohocton, New York was killed in action in Afghanistan. She entered the U.S. Army on August 11, 2008 at FT. Leonard Wood, MO as part of Company D, 787th Military Police Battalion as a Private (E-2). Assigned to the 164th MP Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion in Fort Richardson, SGT Snyder was deployed to Afghanistan in March 2011.
Here at General Sarge HQ – We honor SGT Devin Snyder today – A fallen Hero.
Our mission is to encourage military families. Yesterday, Saturday, June 18, we attended SGT Snyder’s funeral in Cohocton.
The turnout of support for the family was amazing. The patriotism was breath-taking. The honor of attending the funeral, was great and unforgettable. Not only did we attend, but we were also honored to have an opportunity to present the first General Sarge Gift-A-Bear Campaign Build-A-Bear teddy bear to the family.
Through the kind support of Build-A-Bear and others, General Sarge was able to give this special furry-friend to the Snyder family. As we all know, there’s just something about a teddy bear that brings comfort in times like this.
Our hope and prayer is that this Gift-A-Bear will comfort the Snyder family in the days ahead.
General Sarge Gift-A-Bear Campaign
Another privilege was the opportunity to join the area Patriot Guard Riders on the drive to Cohocton for the funeral. While we were in our Mustang, the Patriot Guard Riders allowed us to follow their group of motorcycles.
Image by drrus2000 via Flickr
The riders we met up with in Palmyra, New York were more than happy to have us, along with General Sarge and the Gift-A-Bear, join them for the drive.
In the days ahead our hope and prayer is to have the ability to give even more General Sarge Gift-A-Bear teddy bears to others. Whether it’s to the families of fallen heroes, to heroes wounded in action or to military family children, General Sarge wants to encourage military families through his furry-friends.
Gift-A-Bear Campaign Donations
You can support the Gift-A-Bear Campaign by making a donation. The average cost of a military Build-A-Bear is between $35-$40. Our goal is to have available funds ready so when the need arises we can readily provide a Gift-A-Bear to a military family.
You can help out now by making a donation to the Gift-A-Bear Campaign fund via Paypal.
Thank you in advance for your support. Your donations are appreciated toward this worthy cause.