Posted: 5:37 pm Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Raising Awareness About Veteran Suicides 

By Joe Rock


A few weeks back my friend Dave nominated me for the push up challenge.

I had no idea what that was.

So Dave explained that each day here in the United States 22 veterans take their own life.

So the challenge is to do 22 push ups a day for 22 days.

Each day you nominate someone to do the same.

The idea is to raise awareness of what is happening  to our veterans.

I may not be in the best shape but how could I possibly say no to do this to help the men and women who have put their lives on the line for us.

So for the next 22 days I will do 22 push ups each day to help raise awareness.

If you are a Vet in need or know one that is call 1-800-273-8255 or go to veteranscrisisline.net

Below you can see who I have nominated to take part in this.

Click on their names and you can watch their videos.

Day 1  Josh Korenbaum from College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving

Day 2  Mike Axe from US Veterans Motorcycle Club

Day 3 Suffolk County PD Emergency Services Unit Officer Lance Prager who served 22 years in the Marine Corps and is currently in the National Guard

Day 4 Joe Torpedo 72 year old member of US Veterans Motorcycle Club

Day 5 JD from US Veterans Motorcycle Club

Day 6 Tom Pilkington from the Alexis Pilkington Memorial Foundation, US Marine Veteran and retired NYPD

Day 7 Stanley Constant from College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving

Day 8 Gabby and John from Security Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Amityville

Day 9 Suffolk County PD Emergency Services Unit (L to R)  Officer Frank Munsch (4 years in the Marine Corps), Officer Daniel Colondona (3 years as an Army paratrooper), Officer Thomas Russo, Officer William Judge, Officer Michael Viruet, Officer Lance Prager (22 years in Marine Corps, 3 in National Guard and still serving 

Day 10 Tony Spina WBAB employee and US Army vet

Day 11 Tyler Scanlon from College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving

Day 12 Suffolk County Police Community Relations Bureau Left to Right: Officer Eiffel Ramirez (3rd Precinct Community Liaison Officer), Officer Casey Hines (6th Precinct Community Liaison Officer), Officer Frank Raspanti (7th Precinct Community Liaison Officer)

Day 13 Connor Pilkington from the WBAB Street Team

Day 14 JP from the Roger & JP Show

Day 15 Eric Natale of College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving

Day 16 NY State Troopers from Troop L (L to R Trooper Kristen Erario, SGT Fred Ortiz, Trooper Frank Bandiero and SGT Chris Munz)

Day 17 Mike Brienza of College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20 CJ Ramone of The Ramones and USMC veteran

Day 21 Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau’s Officer Brian Dwyer and Officer George Schmidt Officer Dwyer’s younger brother, Joseph Dwyer, enlisted in the U.S. Army following 9/11. He served as a combat medic in Iraq. He committed suicide due to PTSD in June of 2008 when he was 31 years old. In his honor, Suffolk County started the Pfc. Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project, a PTSD support group run by veterans for veterans.

Day 22 Veterans visit WBAB

 

Below are my videos from each day

Day 1 Outside WBAB studio

Day 2 In front of WBAB

Day 3 Inside WBAB studio

Day 4 Robert Moses Field 4 WBAB Beach Dig

Day 5 On top of the bar at Giacomo Jack’s in Amityville

Day 6 Outside the bosses office at WBAB

Day 7 Captain BuzzKill’s office at WBAB

Day 8 At Security Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Amityville

Day 9 D’Angelico Guitar showroom in Manhattan

Day 10 Conference room at WBAB

Day 11 In my living room

Day 12 On top of a WBAB truck

Day 13 WBAB’s program director’s office

Day 14 WBAB traffic office

Day 15 WBAB Conference room

Day 16 Rock House Studios

Day 17 WBAB garage

Day 18 On top of the bar at The Crazy Jester in Hicksville

Day 19 WBAB sales pit

Day 20 With CJ Ramone

Day 21 WBAB webmaster’s office

Day 22 Veterans visit WBAB

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