Welcome home to those who have returned and our prayers go out
to those who are still deployed!
"If the only prayer you ever say is
"Thank You" ... this will suffice!
PGYR would like to thank all service members currently serving in all branches of the U.S. military.
We salute you for your sacrifice!
....'Til they all come home!
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Honoring Glendora's Fallen Hero...
SSG Wade Bennett
KIA ~ Veteran's Day
November 10, 2012
SSG Wade Bennett, United States Army
(EOD ~ Explosive Ordinance Disposal)
Born and raised in Glendora, CA, Wade attended Southerland, Goddard & Glendora High School, graduating in 2004. In high school November 2003, he enrolled in the United States Army’s Delayed Entry Program.
In November 2004, Private Bennett left for boot camp under the MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) of 89Delta (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Advanced Individual Training at both Redstone Arsenal, Alabama and Eglin Air Force Base, FL. After 54 weeks of extensive training, Wade was stationed in Germany with
the 720th EOD Team. While stationed with the 720th in Mannheim, Germany, he had the opportunity to travel Europe where he learned to ski in the Swiss Alps and experienced the excitement of attending the
World Cup 2006.
At the age of 21, Wade left for his first deployment with the 720th, he made the lonely walk again and again from August 2007 through November 2008.
As a child, Wade occupied himself with learning all there was to know about dinosaurs. He also had a passion for Lego and erector sets as he liked to erect and disassemble them to know how they worked.
Wade was a big brother to Rene whom she looked up to along side their cousins David & Cody. This awesome foursome played “Cops & Robbers”, “Guns” & some type of “Special Op’s” missions that turned out to be “the norm” when they played together. He played with South Hills Little League for 10 years. In school, Wade was an above average student and enjoyed War Hammer & Paint Ball.
SSG Wade Bennett grew up and enjoyed outdoor leisure including camping at Glamis, riding quads, sand rails and going to the Colorado River. In 2009, he was transferred to the 53rd in Yakima, WA where he met his wife Mandi. Shortly before his 2nd deployment to Afghanistan in March 2010, he received the news of becoming a father. Their daughter Lila Grace Bennett was born on September 10, 2010. Wade & Mandi were married on September 1, 2012, two weeks later he deployed to Afghanistan for his 3rd and final tour.
On November 10, 2012 Wade was killed in action.
He is survived by his parents Ken & Nancy Bennett, his sister Rene,
his wife Mandi, his daughter Lila Grace and expected son in May 2013.
He was a loving father, husband, son, brother, soldier, friend and hero whom was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, VA on
Tuesday, December 4, 2012.
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On behalf of Ken, Nancy & Rene Bennett,
PGYR would like to thank the Glendora community &
program supporters for their respect, condolences &
acts of kindness over the past year.
Project Glendora Yellow Ribbon is a grassroots effort to gain public recognition for Glendorans presently serving in the
We are established as a non-profit organization,
therefore, all donations
Our EIN #41-2116531
Through solicited funding, PGYR arranges for the printing, purchase and installation of recognition banners to hang along various lamp posts within the City of Glendora.
The City of Glendora has unveiled the Glendora Military Memorial!
It is located in front of City Hall in the pedestrian walk-way. Cross streets are Glendora Avenue & Foothill Boulevard.
The location provides the monument with unprecedented visibility & access in the heart of our historic downtown.
The Glendora Memorial honors the
men & women of our community who gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives,
while in service to a grateful nation.
This memorial monument will forever acknowledge their unselfish & heroic performance.
"What Can We Do To Help?
Donor bricks, available for a donation of $200, are still available for those who may wish to honor a loved one, pay tribute to a military hero or just help provide funds necessary for future maintenance of the Monument.
For more information on the
Donor Bricks or to make a donation, please refer to the following:
City of Glendora
Attention: War Memorial
116 E. Foothill Memorial
Glendora, CA 91741
Federal Tax I.D. 95-6000715
For more information, please call
"Thank you for your support