Sunday, December 13, 2015

Children of Fallen Hop on Snowball Express

Killeen: Snowball Express Honors Families Of Fallen Troops
KWTX News
Brandon Marshall
December 12, 2015
While in Dallas, the families will participate in several activities including a tour of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a "knight" of jousting fun at Medieval Times and a private concert by Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.
KILLEEN
Some Central Texas children of military members received a special treat Saturday when they flew out of the Killeen-Fort Hood airport on a Snowball Express flight.

This was the 10th annual event put on by American Airlines and the nonprofit group.

Nearly 1,700 children and spouses of fallen U.S. military members headed out on an all-expense-paid journey to Dallas.

24 local family members will take part in the special holiday event during the next week.

Tiffanie Rodriguez of Fort Hood and her three children are among this year's group.

"They miss their father a lot and I think for them just to be able to talk about their dad and not feel so secluded, where as others do have their dad still, they can finally speak freely and not worry," Tiffanie said.

Tiffanie's husband, Army Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez, died from his wounds after a roadside bomb exploded while he was serving in Afghanistan in July 2012.
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