Air Force Special Operators Climb Higher and Higher to Support the SOWF and Honor Lost Airmen
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Posted by: Wendy Bourland
A blog was posted today (Jan. 9) in the New York Times, regarding the upcoming attempt by a team of Air Force special operations personnel to reach the top of Mt. Everest, the final peak in the USAF Seven Summits Challenge.
Mt. Everest will be the last of the seven mountains the Seven Summits team has taken on in its seven-year quest to promote the Air Force and raise awareness of and funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, by scaling the highest peak on each of the Earth's seven continents.
The blog poster, Brandon Lingle, served with Capt. Derek Argel, one of the fallen Air Force special operators the team is honoring.
Derek's mom, Deb Argel-Bastian, lives in California and has been a SOWF supporter since Derek lost his life in 2005. Her grandson Logan, now 8 years old, is a future scholarship recipient.
"I wish to thank the team who is taking this challenge in honor of our fallen," Deb says.
"Words can't express the gratitude I have for the help and support this will mean to the children through the Special Ops Warrior Foundation."