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Patriotic Quilt Presented to Master Chief Petty Officer Peter Slempa Ret.

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4th Degree Patriotic Quilt is Presented to Master Chief Petty Officer Peter Slempa Ret. of Chehalis, WA

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Tuesday, March 30th
Our Lady of the Americas 4th Degree Assembly presented the Patriotic Quilt to Master Chief Petty Officer Peter Slempa.
The ceremony took place at the Chehalis Veterans Memorial Museum.

The Pacific NW UDT/SEAL Association strongly endorsed MCPO Peter Slempa, one of ther outstanding veterans, to receive the 4th Degree Patriotic Quilt.

Here are some of Master Chief Petty Officer Slempa’s achievements in his distinguished 30 years of military service;

Enlisted in the Navy in 1954 with hopes of becoming a Frogman.
Entered Basic Underwater Demolition School (BUDS) in 1957
Charter member of SEAL TEAM ONE in 1962
Served 6 tours in Vietnam
Wounded 3 times – 3 Purple Hearts
Team Commander of Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Demonstration Team
Ruptured both eardrums in a diving accident causing hearing disability
Chief Navy Recruiter in Portland, OR
Assistant Naval Science instructor at Brigham City High School in UT
Authored a book, “Why Me Lord ?” about his life in Seal Team One

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Knights from Charles McLean Assembly in Kirkland and Holy Family Assembly in Chehalis formed the Honor Guard for MCPO Slempa (front, 3rd from left).

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FN Ray Bly, Peter & Linda Slempa, FN Dan O’Brien, FC Harry Oestreich
Mr & Mrs Slempa are members of St Joseph Catholic Church in Chehalis.

Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors clinical Hippotherapy program

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Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors clinical Hippotherapy program, Back In The Saddle Warriors in the News

An almost-new, $70 million complex for wounded troops is emptying at JBLM: Here’s why the Army says that’s good news

Read more here: News Tribune.com 03/29/2015

 

 

 

 

Get more information and brochures on our Back in the Saddle Warriors (BITS) page

UPDATE ON THE FT HOOD TERRORIST ATTACK ON Our Warriors!

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UPDATE ON THE FT HOOD TERRORIST ATTACK ON  Our Warriors! Enlightening!

Purple Heart Medals – The Rest of the Story I

Fort Hood Victims to Receive Purple Hearts-20150211

This update by Kathy Platoni, who was at FT Hood at the time of the attack,  Psy.D., DAAPM, FAIS
Clinical Psychologist
COL (RET), US Army
www.drplatoni.com

Veteran ~
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom (Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan)

Co-Author and Editor ~
War Trauma and Its Wake ~ Expanding the Circle of Healing (Scurfield and Platoni, 2012)
Healing War Trauma ~ A Handbook of Creative Approaches (Scurfield and Platoni, 2013)

Click here to watch the video: Fort Hood shooting victims denied pay and benefits

 

House Passes Miller Bill

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Congressman Jeff Miller (R Fla) initiates a bill to cause more accountability of the VA for our Warriors. Accountability is always a good idea! Unfortunately the VA Union does not agree which is a red flag.

House Passes Miller Bill to Help Bring Much Needed Accountability to VA

TEXAS GOVERNOR DECLARES ‘CHRIS KYLE DAY’

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God Bless the Great State of Texas for having the moral clarity to honor this incredible hero.The movie American Sniper gives a glimpse into what these Warrior Heroes do for us.  Unlike the Commander in Chief who does not.

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/01/30/texas-governor-declares-chris-kyle-day/

Hippotherapy Success

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Clinical evidence that hippotherapy is having a positive effect on wounded warriors based on evaluations done

THE SUCCESS OF HEARTBEAT’S HIPPOTHERAPY PROGRAM VALIDATED STATISTICALLY

 

Christmas Newsletter

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View Our Christmas 2014 Newsletter with pics and Thank yous and Stories

click below
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WTB Soldiers Dive Into Recovery Program

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Scuba Warriors in the News from Office of Public Affairs at Madigan Army Hospital on JBLM

http://www.mamc.amedd.army.mil/news/2014/12/01/wtb-soldiers-dive-into-recovery-program

 

Infinite Hero Foundation Announces 2014 Grants

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Heartbeat is very honored to be among some  of the best organizations listed on this press release and video for our Scuba Warrior Program. We are extremely grateful to have been given a grant from Infinite Hero Foundation for Scuba Warriors!

The news release regarding our latest round of funding is now out via PR newswire and we are actively pitching media regarding the announcement. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/infinite-hero-foundation-announces-2014-grants-281743191.html

See the IHF brand video below that was created to accompany the press release:

Scuba Warriors On the Move!

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We are very excited to be able to also take Scuba Warriors starting in the Spring of 2015 to Wounded Warrior Regiment East, Camp Lejeune North Carolina to serve our Wounded Marines! Stay tuned!!

Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors: Let the Healing Begin...