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Truly A Braveheart: Sgt John Peck WELCOME HOME!

Sgt Peck returns home

 

Yesterday was the official Welcome Home and Fundraiser for Sgt John Peck (formerly Cpl Peck, yes this two time Purple Heart Recipient was promoted and the official ceremony will take place at Walter Reed upon his return there).  More photos here.

If you missed this opportunity yesterday to Welcome Sgt Peck Home, you really missed out!!  This Brave Warrior from Antioch, Illinois is truly a man of courage who defines the word Hero!  I have never met anyone like him and I know I never will again. HE IS THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!

Sgt Peck’s Mother is a Marine too and this Mother and Son truly do exemplify The Band of Mother’s motto “Warriors Come From Warriors!”  I remember what John’s mother told me when I saw her at Walter Reed in February:  I asked her when does she have to return to work and her answer was so stoic and strong, “When my Son doesn’t need me anymore.”

There is no doubt in my mind where Sgt Peck’s gets his will and backbone from! The Welcome Home was a beautiful event and I think the entire town came out to line the escort route.  I cannot recall the last time I saw that many children and young people all in one place, waving flags!!!

To all who came, I say thank you with a mother’s heart!  To my husband and Ralph, thank you for taking time off work to accompany me.  There wasn’t a dry eye in our car during the escort! To my friend’s in DC and those who might be traveling to DC, you can email me anytime for Sgt Peck’s contact info.

I believe it is incumbent on all of us to keep an eye on Sgt Peck.  He fought ferociously for all of us and if he needs us now or ever, we need to answer that call and be there for him!  It is important he knows he can always count on us, no matter what! Donations for Sgt Peck can be sent to:

Sgt Peck Fund
State Bank of the Lakes
440 Lakes St.
Antioch, IL 60002

Lastly, just a glimpse into the heart of the greatest Americans among us, The Band of Brothers: Sgt Peck’s steadfast dedication to his country and the Corps is foremost in this Warrior and that was evident yesterday when he instructed the magnificient Marines in their dress blues to go get their recruitment brochures and bring them to the VFW hall so they could use this event to try and recuit new Marines! Sgt John Peck, Semper Fi!

Take heed of Sgt Peck’s words, which exemplify what a Braveheart he truly is: https://newssun.suntimes.com/news/3205241-418/peck-arms-marine-wounded-marines.html What does he want people to know about his experience and his new reality?

“Give a damn about your troops. Don’t just say it. Stop griping about the little crap in your life. There is so much being done by our military for your benefit, and nobody understands its extent unless they see it themselves or a loved one goes through it. Put your little differences aside and care about someone else besides yourself.”

He said that if every person in the U.S. gave a one-time $5 donation to a charity that supports the troops it would be really helpful.

“My arm, which is only a temporary arm, costs $10,000. There are a lot of expenses that must be paid to equip an injured soldier. Give to charities, or otherwise go up to someone in the military and offer to pay for a meal or do something special for them. Get to know them. Write them letters. Send care packages to random troops you don’t know because guys are really bummed out when mail call comes and there is no package for them.”

Again, thank you to all who attended this Welcome Home!  May God Bless and Watch Over Sgt Peck, his Mother and Family, and All Our Troops!  Hug them and thank them, every chance you get!!! Beverly Perlson The Band of Mothers www.thebandofmothers.com

(I apologize for the order of the photos, I tried to get Sgt Peck and his beautiful dog Misha first, but this photobucket seems to have it’s own idea in what order the photos post!

You can also view pictures from Friday night at Joe’s Bar where Gary Sinise & The Lt Dan Band (who I believe are the Greatest Patriots of our Time!) performed and Sgt Peck and several Heroes attended at:  www.thebandofmothers.com)

Promoted from Dispatches by Ron Robinson – because we love good news about troops who lead the way.

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  1. This brave young man gave beyond comprehension for our country. Let’s make sure that every day we’re here we never squander his sacrifice. There is no way to repay what has been given on our behalf but we are certainly obliged to give as much & are forever indebted in conducting ourselves in the same brave manner and with a renewed spirit. May God bless you and your loved ones.

  2. Beverly Perlson and The Band of Mothers NEVER rest from supporting our warriors. Thank you so much Beverly for all you do to honor our troops wherever they are and in whatever circumstances you find them in! You serve our country endlessly!

  3. I’m always in awe of the way our service people are willing to give so much for our sakes. And Sgt. Peck is right…too many times we’re so caught up in our own lives that we don’t take the time to let them know how much we appreciate it.

    For any of you reading this, it may be late in coming, but thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

  4. Thank you Bev. This is a great tribute to a fine young man. I saw him on a news report the other night and am amazed at his positive attitude.

    I also want to thank the local Hardees which is following Bev’s advice and is collecting money for a troop related charities with their Stars for Troops program. If you happen to stop in one of their locations, give a few bucks to that cause too.

  5. Sgt. Peck I regret not being able to make it to your homecoming and fundraiser. It truly would have been an honor to meet you. God Bless you for every bit of courage and strength and honor that you have inside you and that others are inspired by. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made for love of this country. Thank you to the parents who raised such a brave young man. May God walk with you and Bless you all the days of your life. And may Bev Perlson never stop being the wonder woman that she is. Thank you all.

  1. This brave young man gave beyond comprehension for our country. Let’s make sure that every day we’re here we never squander his sacrifice. There is no way to repay what has been given on our behalf but we are certainly obliged to give as much & are forever indebted in conducting ourselves in the same brave manner and with a renewed spirit. May God bless you and your loved ones.

  2. Beverly Perlson and The Band of Mothers NEVER rest from supporting our warriors. Thank you so much Beverly for all you do to honor our troops wherever they are and in whatever circumstances you find them in! You serve our country endlessly!

  3. I’m always in awe of the way our service people are willing to give so much for our sakes. And Sgt. Peck is right…too many times we’re so caught up in our own lives that we don’t take the time to let them know how much we appreciate it.

    For any of you reading this, it may be late in coming, but thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

  4. Thank you Bev. This is a great tribute to a fine young man. I saw him on a news report the other night and am amazed at his positive attitude.

    I also want to thank the local Hardees which is following Bev’s advice and is collecting money for a troop related charities with their Stars for Troops program. If you happen to stop in one of their locations, give a few bucks to that cause too.

  5. Sgt. Peck I regret not being able to make it to your homecoming and fundraiser. It truly would have been an honor to meet you. God Bless you for every bit of courage and strength and honor that you have inside you and that others are inspired by. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made for love of this country. Thank you to the parents who raised such a brave young man. May God walk with you and Bless you all the days of your life. And may Bev Perlson never stop being the wonder woman that she is. Thank you all.

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