Swings for Soldiers
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kevin Blanchard out of Roanoke, Virginia. You probably don’t know the name, but you should.
Like every veteran, he’s risked everything to protect us.
Monday, Blanchard was honored at Jacob Tamme’s “Swings for Soldiers” golf outing…benefiting “Homes for Our Troops.”
It’s the 7th annual event here in central Kentucky…and this time around, Marine Corporal Blanchard will be the beneficiary of a new house in Charlottsville, Virginia thanks to the generous hearts willing and recognizing the need to give back to those who give it all.
Blanchard lost his left leg and suffered severe damage to his right during an explosion in northwest Iraq in 2005…but he’s not letting that keep him from smiling today.
Hear from the Iraq vet in the video.