T-Squared's Carry the Load Page
Carry The Load is a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.
I plan to remember, honor, and celebrate our nation's heroes by participating in the event and raising funds to support organizations which help heroes and their families.
In particular, I'm walking in memory of the crew of Havoc 58, a C-130 from the 39th Airlift Squadron that crashed into Sleeping Indian Mountain near Jackson Hole, Wyoming on August 17th, 1996. The crash killed 8 crewmembers and a Secret Service Agent, The aircraft commander, Capt. Kevin "Boo Boo" Earnest, was one of my best friends. Boo Boo was a proud graduate of Clem and Son University and a native son of Kingsport, TN. The rest of the crew of Havoc 58 were my brothers and sisters in arms, and I am very proud to have flown with all of them. Boo Boo would have been a huge supporter of CTL, and I'm proud to be walking for him and the crew of Havoc 58.
I'm also walking in honor of 22 of my classmates from the class of 1988 of the United States Air Force Academy. Since my class entered in July of 1984, 22 of our classmates have died either during or after serving this great country of ours. Having attended my 30th USAFA reunion this past year and attending a very moving memorial service for my fallen classmates, I have a new understanding of the sacrifice that so many have made.
So my goal is to raise funds for Carry the Load in honor of Havoc 58 and the USAFA class of 1988. I'd urge you to support CTL if at all possible. You would honor me by contributing .58 cents or 88 dollars. Or even $588.58! Thank you for helping to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day.
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