The Brigade's commanding officer, Colonel Randall McIntire, was personally impacted by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) when his daughter was hospitalized for heart surgery.
had always heard about RMHC, but he
didn't fully understand the impact it could have until he
wife needed to be close to their daughter.
Colonel McIntire calls the Ronald McDonald House "a God-send" for parents like himself.
was determined to give back.
has worked with volunteers from his Brigade
of 2,500 soldiers to assist RMHC with various events.
When the need arose for volunteers to remove 50 old mattresses and install 50 new ones generously donated by Tempur-Pedic
, the Colonel didn't hesitate.
69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade at Ronald McDonald House Austin
Colonel McIntire addresses his soldiers after a job well done
I'd like to thank Colonel McIntire and the troops in the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade for your volunteer efforts.