My name is Steven Kerns and I am trying to honor an American hero and friend. His name Sgt Israel Garcia was a paratrooper who sadly fell during the battle of Wanat, Afghanistan (13JULY2008, its mentioned in the movie Restrepo). He went to the same high-school as me (Long Beach Poly). Over the last 2 years I have been working for him to have a memorial made there, a bench more specifically. At first I had to fight the red tape but I managed to get an approval and just had to raise funds. The bench will cost $4,500 and I am not a professional fund-raiser but I am determined. As such, I am asking you all, I hope this won't be considered rude. I need your help, be it promotions fund-raising, or donating, or even showing support. I am asking you for the bottom of my heart for your help. 100% of the funds will be going to this project and nothing else, I put that on my honor and if need be will video tape the transactions. If you are interested, want to help, or want to know more please contact me.
Former Chosen Company Paratrooper
C-Co 2/503rd 173rd ABCT
Light winds and soft landings.