Desi Houze wrote -
SFC (R) Edward R. Homeyer was a member of the elite Special Forces Group, a Green Beret, assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, CO, as an SF Engineer Sergeant. He ended his Army career as an instructor at the Special Forces Sniper Course (SFSC), assigned to the 1st Special Warfare Training Group at Fort Bragg, NC, where he distinguished himself by finishing first place in the 2010 international sniper competition. SFC (R) Homeyer's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Special Operations Diver Badge, German Armed Forces Parachutist Badge (Bronze), Belgian Armed Forces Parachutist Badge, and the Royal Netherlands Army Parachutist Badge.
My Uncle Ed died way too soon, one year ago, at age 41. Ed served our country for 20 years, but our country was unable to serve Ed when he came home. I have seen a lot of 'thanks' going out to our wonderful men and women in uniform, and they deserve our gratitude - but they deserve more.
I have a passion for running, and my Uncle Ed had a passion for the Rocky Mountains. I intend to marry our passions in the Pikes Peak Ascent race on August 15, 2015. I would like to use this race to honor my beloved Uncle, and raise awareness for the trials that face our warriors coming home. I have chosen to support Team Red, White & Blue because they use running groups to help our soldiers connect with their communities after returning home. Running is a very freeing experience. You can do it alone, or in groups. You can have a sense of camaraderie when you need it, or you can enjoy some peaceful time to yourself when your soul needs that. Also, physical activity has been shown to benefit our soldiers who suffer from PTSD. Team RWB is providing a great service for the little-known and little-understood issues plaguing America's heroes.
I truly appreciate any support you can provide. Please share this site as often as you can. Let's support our soldiers in the name of SFC (R) Edward R. Homeyer - Warrior.