On September 12, 2009, Staff Sargeant Bryan D. Berky of Melrose, Florida, was killed in action while serving his country in Afghanistan. BryanEOD leaves behind a wife, Erin, and son, Harrison. Bryan's friend and fellow ChopCult member Walkingblind started a memorial thread in the main forum for sharing thoughts and prayers.
A thorough report of Bryan's service to his country and the circumstances leading to his untimely passing can be found in the Rapid City, SD, newspaper where Bryan's unit was stationed in the US.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Bryan's wife, child, family and friends.
PayPal donations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org until the end of the September. At that time we will consolidate the money and get it to Bryan's family as a show of support from the ChopCult community. Also, Billdozer has started an auction in the forum, where you can bid on some old parts and the proceeds will be 100% donated to the Berky family. You can participate in that here: AUCTION