Tunnel to Towers Pays off Mortgages for 5 Fayetteville Gold Star Families

Tunnel to Towers Pays off Mortgages for 5 Fayetteville Gold Star Families

This morning, May 18, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation presented five Fayetteville Gold Star families, the families of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kyu H. Chay, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jacob Hess, U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Shawn P. McCloskey, U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Keith Callahan, and U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher Allgaier with documents confirming that the mortgages held on their homes have been completely satisfied.

The ceremony was held on the grounds of the U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum.

Tunnel to Towers Pays off Mortgages for 5 Fayetteville Gold Star Families

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kyu H. Chay, 34, a cryptologic linguist assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 3d Special Forces Group, was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in the Uruzgan province in southern Afghanistan on October 28, 2006. He left behind his wife Cathy and their children.

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jacob Hess, 34, lost his life when his military vehicle rolled over as he carried out a training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana on May 15, 2019. He left behind his wife Jessica and their children.

U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Shawn P. McCloskey, 33, was killed when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device while he was conducting a mounted patrol in Ghur Ghuri, Afghanistan on September 16, 2009. He left behind his wife Jessica and their children.

Tunnel to Towers Pays off Mortgages for 5 Fayetteville Gold Star Families

U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Keith Callahan, 31, was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a combat patrol south of Baghdad on January 24, 2007. He left behind his wife Dody and their children.

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher Allgaier, 33, lost his life when the CH-47 Chinook Helicopter he was piloting crashed in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan after being shot down by insurgents on May 30, 2007. He left behind his wife Jennifer and their children.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s mission is to honor the sacrifice of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. To date, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation has spent over $250 million to honor and support our first responders and veterans and their families. For more about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, please visit T2T.org.

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