Team Allen, the meaning of family and community

March 11, 2014
Hosted by Gary Ray

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Episode Description

A families adventure on the road to healing Warrior SSG Chaz & Jessica Allen In June 2011 a Saturday morning, friends and family along with many folks from the community gathered at Outlaw Field to Welcome Home a local Hero. As SSG Charles ( Chaz ) Allen’s plane landed, members of the Patriot Guard lined the tarmac holding American flags. Once the plane stopped, SSG Allen walked off the plane and onto a red carpet as he made his way through a passage way of flags as the Patriot Guard lined the walk way. When asked about his flight home, Chaz said it was his best flight in a long time. He also thanked everyone for coming out and stated that he didn’t think his wife knew so many people. SSG Allen returned from a long stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. SSG Allen was injured when he stepped on an IED on January 22, 2011, losing both legs and breaking his elbow. He was deployed with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Campbell. While SSG Allen didn’t come home with the rest of his unit, today he was welcomed home in a special way at Outlaw Field. People lined up for the opportunity to welcome home SSG Chaz Allen and to shake hands with their local hero. In a brief interview, he stated his was glad to be home. After a brief meeting with friends and family inside the air conditioned building at Outlaw Field, SSG Allen made his way to the family vehicle and was escorted home my the Patriot Guard and the Clarksville Police Department. American flags lined the street as leading to the Allen family home. Once in the neighborhood, Motorcycles lined the street as everyone gathered outside the family home. When asked what he would like for his first home cooked meal, Chaz stated that he would like a pot of beans, corn bread and fried potatoes. A fundraiser for SSG Chaz Allen is being held starting at noon today at the Bella Napoli Pizzeria, 1200 Villa Place in Nashville. Donations can also be made to the Chaz and Jessica Allen Fund at Heritage Bank, 3845 Trenton Road, Clarksville, TN 37040. Jason Conner, general manager of Valentino’s Ristorante in Nashville, who also planned the dinner and concert fundraiser, “We are giving 100 percent of ticket sales, silent auction, and beverage sales to build one-story home for him that is accessible.”

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Gary Ray

"Gary Ray's" background includes hosting / co-hosting radio talk shows for more than 15 years on a number of subjects. His background also includes more than 19 years in the Insurance industry, nine years as an Internet Marketer and consultant. Gary is co-founder and co-developer and involved in the implementation of the Worldwide Racing Network. For seven years he worked closely with NASCAR and Turner Sports Interactive with the NASCAR Touring series.

"Gary Ray" joined Armed Forces Radio Network in 2008 as the Public Relations Director and provided Marketing and radio interviews. In February 2011 he was promoted to President. In September 2012 he resigned his position to continue his passion on the next level.

Gary continues helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. He believes by working together, our military men and women who return home are heroes to their families and communities. His resources provide a lifeline of aid and support not only for our veterans but also the families of our fallen heroes.

"Gary Ray" is developing one of the most powerful Radio Networks in the country called "American Heroes Network" powered by VoiceAmerica. You will hear firsthand the personal accounts of heroes whose unselfish actions have contributed to the traditions and values that represent the soul of America.

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