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May 4th Brotherhood Beyond Battlefield® Benefit 2022

Presented by Bone Frog Gun Club

Tickets required for entrance – must be purchased in advance, no sales at the door. Ticket sales end May 2, 2022

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May 4th, 2022

Military Aviation Museum
1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457

Reception: 6 pm
Dinner & Program: 7 pm
Silent Auction – In person and Online

“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything” T.C.

Keynote Speaker
Rear Admiral Thomas R. Richards, USN, Retired

Special Guests – Country Music Legends
John Michael Montgomery, Eddie Montgomery, Darryl Worley

Guest Speakers
Navy SEALs and family members will be sharing inspirational testimonials.

Join Navy SEALs Fund and our Special Guests for an evening of
Honoring and Supporting US Navy SEALs and their families!

Hear their stories, learn about life-changing PTS/TBI treatment options available and see how your support makes an impact. Knowing there are choices for Healing provides Hope, and is vital to ensuring Navy SEALs and their families have the greatest chance of recovery.

You do not want to miss this powerful moment of giving back and paying it forward!!
The evening will conclude with a very special presentation for a Navy SEAL Family.

Tickets required for entrance – must be purchased in advance, no sales at the door. Ticket sales end May 2, 2022

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If you are not able to join in person, please consider sponsoring a program ad, or donate today!

Rear Admiral Thomas R. Richards, USN, ret
A native of Brightwaters Long Island, RDML Richards attended Villanova on an ROTC scholarship and was commissioned on 12 May 1969, immediately reporting to UDTRA, Underwater Demolition Training. Assigned to SEAL Team One he deployed to Vietnam in 1970, receiving the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars and a Navy Commendation Medal.  He participated in the only successful Prisoner of War rescue operation in the Vietnam War.

Subsequent assignments included Commanding Officer of Special Boat Unit 13, Commanding Officer of SEAL Team One, where he deployed to the Persian Gulf as a Task Group Commander during the Earnest Will operation.  In 1983 he was assigned to El Salvador following the assassination of LCDR Schauffelberger and was part of the US effort to support the first Democratic elections in El Salvador. As Commanding Officer of the Naval Special Warfare Training Center he developed the first course for today’s Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen. 

Following selection to Rear Admiral in 1993 he was the first SEAL Flag officer assigned as a Theater Special Operations commander.

RDML Richards finished his career as the Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, overseeing all Naval Special Warfare units, Development Group, the Training command,  SEAL Teams, Special Boat Units, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Teams, and supported our Naval Special Warfare Units around the world.

With a team of outstanding men and women at the Naval Special Warfare Command he was able to establish the Special Warfare Combatant Crewman rating as well as initiate the formation of the concept of today’s Squadron Deployment prior to retiring in 1999. 

Other awards include:
Navy Distinguished Service Award
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit

The Navy SEALs Fund-Brotherhood Beyond Battlefield® is 100% volunteer, No Salaries which means nearly 100% of your donation goes directly to helping all generations of UDT/SEALs and their families in need, often within hours of the call for help.

The primary mission Navy SEALs Fund-Brotherhood Beyond Battlefield® is to provide support for all generations of current, retired and former UDT/SEAL teammates and their immediate dependents, including Gold Star Families. The overall objective is to strengthen the bonds of the Brotherhood and reduce the financial burden of members of the UDT/SEAL Community who are in need of assistance.