Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kilted To Kick Cancer - Day 21: Heros

The 442nd Infantry Regiment is known as the most decorated unit in World War II, with 8 Presidential Unit Citations and 21 of its members awarded the Medal of Honor.  Amazingly, it was formed from Japanese-American volunteers who went off to fight while their families were interned in concentration camps by FDR.

At Japan Fest, there was a gentleman keeping that amazing story alive.

Those men were badass.  One of the Medals of Honor went to a Hawaiian boy named Daniel Inouye who lost an arm in the action which would win him that decoration.  We should remember these men and their story from a time that was very different than today.

The Kilted To Kick Cancer fundraiser is entering its final leg.  Please click through to donate to this cause.  It's fully tax deductible, as a 501(c)3 charity.  The Donate link is here, and please select Team Borepatch.

And if you click through to read Brigid's post you'll see why she is also invested in this - her Dad is fighting that same fight right now.  She is so invested that she's made an enormously generous offer: the first twenty all donations of $50 or more via Team Borepatch will receive an autographed copy of her amazing The Book Of Barkley.

Note that I've modified the rules - all donations will get a copy of her outstanding book, because I'll buy them myself for her to sign.  So not only can you get a great read, not only can you support a great cause, but you'll help drive her rankings on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  And if we reach $2500 for Team Borepatch, you can watch a video of me riding the motorcycle in a kilt.  If you screw your courage to the sticking point.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

You're upping the ante again! :-)