There will be a Poker Run in honor of SSG Pat Hamburger on 25 August in Grand Island who was KIA in Afghanistan on 6 August 2011. He was a member of the Nebraska Army National Guard, B Co, 2-135th GSAB out of Grand Island, NE. He was a Flight Engineer on a CH-47D (Chinook) that was shot down. I am sure many of you saw it on the news as we lost a total of 31 heroes on the aircraft, many of them being Navy Seals. Their call sign was Extortion 17 if you want to Google it.
At the end of the ride there will be a raffle and auction. It is about a 200 mile ride all together. All of the money made will be going to a memorial for SSG Pat Hamburger for the Army Aviation Support Facility in Grand Island that he worked at full time. There has been a Facebook event created for this but I think I have to invite you via Facebook in order for you to see it. If you would like me to invite you just PM me your name. Hope to see and meet some of you there!
Below is a list of the companies that have donated items as of today. I believe there will also be High Standard 1911 also included in the list and also a long rifle, just waiting on confirmation.
Frontier Harley Davidson
Lee’s Family Resturant
Smokin’ Joe’s Tattoos
Lincoln Grand Theater
Seductive Ink Tattoo