Skip to main content

Camp helps families of fallen Special Forces understand the duties of their loved ones

July 20, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — When the military funeral is over, families of soldiers killed in the service of their country can sometimes be left on their own to find a way to cope with that loss.

There are organizations that try to help, and Ret. Brig. Gen. Richard F. Keene, a longtime member of the R.I. National Guard, and former Blackstone and North Smithfield Town Administrator Kenneth M. Bianchi have found one they hope will make Rhode Island a great summer destination for teenagers facing such an adjustment.

The non-profit Gold Star Teen Adventures, offering summer camp experiences to the teen-aged children of fallen Special Forces members, will be opening its first sailing adventure camp in Newport and Jamestown this week, with the help of Keene, Bianchi, and a group of other Rhode Island volunteers. The plan is to treat the group of eight Gold Star Campers and three U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen to a wide-ranging sampling of Rhode Island sailing, cultural and military experiences that hopefully will also be offered in coming years.

Full story appears in Monday's Call.

PAWTUCKET -- The final shot signified the astounding turnaround the Lincoln High girls'...
EXETER – Exeter/West Greenwich football coach Mike Watters has developed a good...
NORTH PROVIDENCE  –  North Smithfield High veteran head coach Wes Pennington...
CUMBERLAND – Mayor Daniel J. McKee will be able to leave office in January knowing that savings from his work to revise...
WOONSOCKET – Freshman Councilman Garrett Mancieri became the fourth elected official to face an ethics complaint in...
WOONSOCKET – If you’re thinking of donating blood, you might as well have the spirit of Dracula looking over your...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes