Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tonight at the Pug: Fundraiser for Marine Veterans

The Pug will host a fundraiser tonight for veterans of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines. Full details below, but here are the vitals:
  • $20 at the door
  • All you can drink from the keg 9-11pm.
  • Door prizes from local bars & restaurant.
From the Facebook event page:

Brothers at War, Brothers at Home

Join us at The Pug on Thursday, March 31st to help raise money for a reunion for the men of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines! $20 at the door for all you can drink until the keg runs dry from 9-11, plus door prizes from local bars and restaurants!

It's been a decade since the men of 3rd Battalion 8th Marine Regiment engaged in the bitter fighting of Fallujah and Ramadi, Iraq. Over the course of two deployments the battalion suffered 25 killed and over 300 wounded. This casualty rate and the intense combat that came with it has left many of us with physical, mental, and emotional issues which often drive our fellow Marines into isolation and depression, with tragic results.

To fight those feelings of isolation, as veterans of these two defining deployments we have banded together to keep our unit close. Through an annual reunion, creating a support network, and supporting our wounded comrades, every dollar you donate goes to Marines helping their brothers.

Thank you and Semper Fidelis!

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