Project Vigil

The Greatest Surprise of My Life

Dining-In, Fort Campbell, August 2nd, 2017


When daddy and I started Project Vigil in 2013 it was to say thank you to those brave soldiers who gave their lives for freedom. We did Project Vigil out of a genuine sense of gratitude. We wanted to give something back for the sacrifices made by soldiers and their families. I never imagined that one day anyone would . . .

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February 11, 2018

Sergeant Dillon C. Baldridge

1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

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On this day, the 18th of July 2017, I would like to remember Sergeant Dillon C. Baldridge of 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Sgt. Baldridge was killed on deployment in Afghanistan on June 10th, 2017.

Today Dillon Baldridge would have celebrated his 23rd birthday. On . . .

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July 18, 2017

Normandy 2017: Part 3, D-Day

Our last day in Normandy

On our last day in Normandy, I decided to visit the cemetery like everyone else. When I stand vigil I do not have the time to visit the graves of the fallen. On the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, I wanted to take the time to thank the soldiers in a personal way, without drawing any attention towards myself. It was important to me to get back to . . .

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July 17, 2017

Normandy 2017: Part 2

Days 3 through 5: Remembering Stanley Stockins, George Radeka and Philip Germer

Our trip started with a nine hour drive on Thursday and then my vigil for Philip Germer on Friday. On Saturday, June 3rd, I stood vigil at the grave of Stanley Stockins and on Sunday, June 4th I stood vigil at the grave of George Radeka. In part two of my three part series you can see some photos from the weekend dedicated to Stanley and . . .

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July 17, 2017

Normandy 2017: Part 1

On the road & Remembering Philip Germer

In 2016 we had to cancel our annual trip to Normandy due to French gas strikes. In June 2017 Daddy and I were excited to return to Normandy to continue our work on Project Vigil. We had such a positive experience and met so many fine people that I've decided to share my favorite pictures from our trip with you here on my blog. In this, . . .

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July 17, 2017

Memorial Day, 2017

Remembering Dennis P. Dowd Jr.

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Today I would like to remember Dennis P. Dowd Jr.

Dennis was born on April 22nd, 1887 in New York City. He graduated from Georgetown University (class of 1908) and Columbia Law School (class of 1911). At the outbreak of WWI, Dennis sailed for France, where he enlisted in the French Foreign Legion in Paris in August 1914.

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May 29, 2017

Warren H. "Skip" Muck

KIA January 10th, 1945, Le Bois Jacques, Bastogne, Belgium

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Today is January 10th, 2017, the 72nd anniversary of the death of Warren "Skip" Muck in the Battle of the Bulge. On this day I would like to honor Skip Muck's memory and his sacrifice by dedicating a blog post to him. I hope you will like it.

Warren's early life

Warren "Skip" Muck was born . . .

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January 10, 2017