2020 Honorees – Gunnery Sergeant Tom McRae & Captain Ryan Kules

Gunnery Sergeant Tom McRea

Thanks to everyones support Larry Moore & I (Ted Levitt) trailered a Newly resorted 1966 Mustang to one of our 2020 honorees Gunnery Sergeant Tom McRea. This is Toms Dream car.

Gunnery Sergeant Thomas deployed twice more, both times to Afghanistan: once in early 2010 and again in late 2011. On January 16, 2012, in the town of Sangin, his life took a turn. “We had a bomb disposal robot that got stuck in a compound,” he explains. “I went back to the truck in an area we had cleared to get some equipment, and as I was heading back I stepped on an IED that was 15-20 pounds. I lost both legs above the knees, lost my left arm above the elbow and had a bad head wound – something hit my eye socket and shot bone fragments into my brain.

It was amazing to the look on his face and meet his family. And back in June we had two 1000 gallon propane tanks installed & hooked up to his generator so Tom has many days of power and can stay at home during outages.

Gunnery Sergeant Tom McRea

Thanks to everyone for supporting Faces Of Valor USA, we are able to present Captain Ryan Kules, Nancy & children Jillian, Liv & Evan a check for $25,000.00 to help in adding a nice front porch & accessible walkway to the front door.

On Nov. 29, 2005, his life changed forever. “I was a 24-year-old U.S. Army armor captain deployed to Taji, Iraq, when my vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. On that day, I lost two of my soldiers, Sgts. Jerry Mills and Donald Hasse, and I lost my right arm and left leg.”

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