To read the tribute to SFC Marcus Muralles, please click here
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Project Valor IT
It's that time of year again. Time for everyone to dig into their wallets and help a worthy cause.
Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, provides voice-controlled laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at home or in military hospitals. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the 'Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field without having to press a key or move a mouse. The experience of CPT Charles "Chuck" Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered severe hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important this voice-controlled software can be to a wounded servicemember's recovery.There is some inter-service fun going on, with teams from each branch competing to see who raises the most money. If you want to donate in the name of a particular branch, click here, and then click on the team leader of the branch of your choice. I don't really care which team you donate for... just donate.