Come To A Luncheon You’ll Never Forget

You'll be really glad you did

Eleven years.

It’s hard to imagine we’ve been doing it for that long, but November 4th marks the 11th Annual Rotary Club of Dallas Salute To America’s Veterans Luncheon.

Speakers over the years have ranged from Dallas-legend Ross Perot to astronaut Walter Cunningham. This year’s speaker, however, might be the most memorable we’ve ever had.

 

 

Jacob Schick wanted to be a Marine since he was 8. Born in Bossier City, Jacob was 14 when his family moved to Coppell – where he quickly excelled in athletics. A captain on the football team by his senior year, and he recieved interest from several schools about playing in college. But Jacob opted instead to follow his heart, and graduated from boot camp in 2002.

In the spring of 2004, Jacob’s unit was deployed to Iraq. About a month after landing, the Humvee Cpl. Schick was driving hit a triple-stack tank mine. The blast sent him through the roof, and thirty feet into the air. When Schick hit the ground he was missing parts of a hand, arm and leg – requiring a total of 46 surgeries and 23 blood transfusions.

Today, this third-generation Marine is a Warrior Relations Specialist with the Brain Performance Institute’s Warrior Training Team at the Center For Brain Health/University of Texas at Dallas.

It’s a very long title, and what it essentially means is that Jacob’s fight is now on behalf of veterans suffering from depression and PTSD. Why? Because one-half of all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans say they know someone who has attempted or committed suicide.

 

 

Jacob has also found time to suit up for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team, and was featured in James Gandolfini’s powerful 2007 documentary series Alive Day Memories: Home From IraqMore recently you probably saw him with a sizable part and some key moments in American Sniper

 

 

98.7 KLUV is proud to be a partner with Rotary Club of Dallas for the Salute To America’s Veterans Luncheon, and honored to have Cpl. Schick as this year’s featured speaker. If fact, Dallas’ amazing Frontiers of Flight Museum will be filled with heroes that day – and it’s your chance to be their hero.

Tickets are available right here, and you’re cordially invited to come join us. By the way…if you have children in the family, you might want to bring them too. America loses more of our older veterans every day, and it will be a walk through living treasures.

 

 

 

 

 

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