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Air Compassion for Veterans Newsletter - Sept. 2011

John Valentine  
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627 missions flown in August 2011
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Partnering with American Airlines to Serve Our Nation's Wounded Warriors

Fall 2011

In Touch with Ed Boyer

The Sergeant Says, 'ATTENTION!' 

Edward Boyer

Ed Boyer is the CEO and President of Mercy Medical Airlift, which administers the ACV program.

Have you seen the new R. Lee Ermey PSA for Air Compassion for Veterans on our website? (Incidentally, our ACV site is being updated and redesigned, and will be up very soon, so stop by often.)

I urge you to click here and watch it for 60 seconds - it will get your ATTENTION!   Or perhaps you would like to hear from ACVs new spokesperson, Gary Sinise?  Click here for his brief message.  

ACV serves as a partner with the American Airlines Veterans Initiative. Working jointly together, ACV and American Airlines helped sponsor the Ride 2 Recovery Normandy Challenge in July.



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What about Halos and Heroes? 

Many of you are asking about Halos and Heroes this year, an event that has been held annually to raise funds and friends. Thank you for your interest and kind support.

For a variety of reasons, some economic, we decided to do something a bit different this year, and that is to have a scaled-down, by-invitation-only event for our major donors. Please stay in touch and keep informed through our electronic newsletter and website (currently being renovated) as we continue to provide free medical transportation to aid in the healing and rehabilitation of our valued service men and women.

Thank you again for partnering with us in our vital mission.

Parents to Remember Son's
Birthday at Arlington Cemetery


First Sgt. Bordelon fought with the Stryker Brigade.

Despite the passage of time, Bruce and Dolores Bordelon's loss remains a fresh and present sorrow. Their son, 1st Sgt. Michael J. Bordelon, 37, died from injuries due to a roadside bombing in Mosul, Iraq, on May 10, 2005. First Sgt. Bordelon was from St. Mary's Parish, Louisiana, and the father of three children. He was a member of the Stryker Brigade Combat Team. "He made it back to Brooke Army Medical Center (in San Antonio) and lived for two weeks. He had third degree burns," his father said.
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Air Compassion for Veterans (ACV) is the largest 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit air transportation organization in the nation serving wounded warriors, veterans and their adversely-affected family members.  Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, ACV is administered by Mercy Medical Airlift, a nonprofit organization that holds Charity Navigator's highest rating. ACV is dedicated to the healing of America's military wounded warriors, veterans and families. It offers free medical air transportation for a wide spectrum of needs, including treatment, counseling, funerals, family visits and rehabilitation services. ACV works in full cooperation with related programs of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information visit our website:

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