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      October 17, 2020

      Saturday   5:00 PM

      444 Mt Rushmore Rd
      Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

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      Gallantly Forward Gala 2020

      Sergeant Colton Levi Derr Foundation Gallantly Forward - 2020 Gala / 17 October - Rushmore Plaza Center / Rapid City, SD Dear Patriots: We invite you to our 7th annual ‘Gallantly Forward Gala’ in support of veterans and their families on Saturday, 17 October 2020. Help us raise awareness about the issues facing our warriors: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), suicide, homelessness, and the effects they have on our veterans who battle these demons. The gala event which will feature a social hour, dinner, speakers, silent/live auction and music. Our featured speaker is Colonel Siegfried J. Ullrich, United States Army. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with event ceremonies kicking off at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance. If you can’t attend, we ask that you consider sponsoring a veteran in your stead, or donate an item for the silent/live auction. All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. Sergeant Colton Levi Derr suffered with PTSD following his combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. In support of America’s War on Terror during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring freedom, SGT Derr, U.S. Army 1st Calvary Division completed over 500 combat missions. Our hero succumbed to suicide on 28 APR 12 following his Afghanistan mission. It’s intolerable that 20+ veterans succumb to suicide every day. Founded in 2012, SCLDF is steadfast in our three-fold mission: Veteran Advocacy, Assistance, and Public Awareness of the battles our heroes face when they come home. All of our staff volunteer their time in an effort to ensure our veterans know their is HOPE. Listening to someone in need - without judgement - is impactful. The SCLDF is proud to provide our veterans with advocacy, financial support and targeted resources to problem-solve their individual requests. Very respectfully, Haley Austin Derr, President Gala Main Speaker - Colonel Siegfried J. Ullrich COL Siegfried “Sig” Ullrich is originally from Littleton, Colorado and is a 1995 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Reserve Officers Training Corps, assigned to the Quartermaster Branch. After completion of the Quartermaster Basic Course, COL Ullrich began eleven years of active duty service in the Logistics career field. After completing company command time in Iraq, he left active duty and transferred to the Army Reserve. Upon transfer to the reserve component in 2008, COL Ullrich attended the Space Operations Officer Qualification Course, and has served multiple operational space assignments. In his civilian employment, COL Ullrich is a Space Operations Instructor with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT). COL Ullrich served in a variety of Army Reserve, Active Component, contractor, and Department of the Army Civilian positions in Kentucky, Colorado, Iraq, Germany, and Sierra Leone. As an active duty Quartermaster officer, he served as a Platoon Leader, Battalion S4, Battalion S3, and twice as a Company Commander. As an Army Reserve Space Operations Officer, COL Ullrich has served as an Army Space Support Team leader, a space company commander, the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Deputy G3, and in the Office of Security Cooperation - Iraq. His deployments include: Sierra Leone 2001 (International Training Officer), Iraq 2006 (Forward Support Company Commander), Iraq 2010 (Army Space Support Team Leader), and Iraq 2019 (Deputy, Security Sector Reform Group). COL Ullrich’s civilian education includes: a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, from the University of Northern Colorado, Master of Science degree in Space Systems Operations Management, from Webster University, and a Master of Strategic Studies, from the United States Army War College. COL Ullrich’s military education includes: the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Strategic Mobility Course, Logistics Captains Career Course, CAS3, the Air Force Space 200 Course, the Air Force Space 300 Course, the Army Space Operations Officer Qualification Course (FA40), Command and General Staff College, Electromagnetic Interference Fundamentals Course, Tactical Space Operations Course, Space Senior Leader Course, and Army War College (Resident). COL Ullrich’s awards and decorations include the Combat Action Badge, Army Master Space Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Bronze star Medal, Joint Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Operational Service Medal for Sierra Leone (British Army), and the Iraq Campaign Medal (four campaign stars). COL Ullrich is married to Lea Ullrich and they live in Larkspur, Colorado. Tickets - $35.00

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