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National Amputation Foundation sponsored dinner on June 18, 2010

National Amputation Foundation’s President Paul Bernacchio, (Vietnam Veteran), NAF Board Members John Devine and Bill Struges and NAF Project Coordinator Laurie Romano joined 80 injured service members and their families for the weekly Aleethia Foundation “Friday Night Dinner.”

The National Amputation Foundation was founded in 1919, The National Amputation Foundation (NAF) has for over 80 years been offering valuable assistance to veterans of World War I, II, Korea, the Vietnam Conflict, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Since then, the Foundation has expanded its facilities to include civilian amputees as well.

Injured Service Members and families enjoy a “Friday Night Steak Dinner”

Injured 15 days prior to dinner … Joe Yantz enjoys his first night out with Anne McChrystal (center) wife of General Stanley McChrystal) and Diane, Joe’s Mom

Injured Corpsman Stephen Albright, 8 month old Mattie (Mattie has been coming to “Friday Night Dinners” since she was three days old) and wife, Emily look on as Special Guest Anne McChrystal tries to comfort a tired Mattie

Anne McChrystal with CSM Rocky Shapla who just celebrated 40 years service with US Army. Rocky sustained injury at Victory Base in Baghdad, Iraq.

The evening ended with door prizes of autograph baseball bats and baseballs, autograph caps by various celebrities and other sports and challenge coin memorabilia presented by DC Metro Police Officers Bernie Richardson and Detective Paul Hustler.

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