During the 52nd Regular BRS Convention held in Boston, Massachusetts, Brother Steve Smith of Local 56, presented President W. Dan Pickett with a BRS flag that he had flown during his last mission in Iraq.
Sergeant Smith, a Tech Sergeant and Special Missions Aviator in the U.S. Air Force has completed four deployments in combat rescue, rescuing the injured overseas and tasked with delivering them so they can receive the proper assistance. Unfortunately, during this last mission, seven of Sergeant Smith’s Brothers-in-Arms lost their lives.
“I came to Convention here Sunday night, Monday morning and raised 15 grand for one of the families that left behind a two and three-year old — It was my honor to do that for the family”.
Sergeant Smith was recently approved for an apprenticeship through the G.I. Bill and he mentioned that he appreciates everyone’s support and he will continue to serve the military and Local 56.
He also thanked everyone for their solidarity and support — “It’s great to see everyone has your back. You can look to your left, to your right, or to the guys behind you, because we’re all one union, one team, one fight”.
President Pickett stated that the BRS flag will be displayed at our Headquarters in Front Royal, Virginia.