Sometimes giving is easy. Sometimes it is not. Giving from the heart stirs a bunch of emotions. The AWC fundraiser this Saturday, May 16, 2015, for little Brayden McJilton, son of a fallen Marine from Camp Pendleton, is filled with emotion.
Josh McJilton was a brave hero. The 27-year old knew he was unarmed in a parking lot in his hometown of Wauseon, Ohio. He knew he was saving a woman from a man with a loaded gun. He intervened anyway. In his final act on April 25, 2015, Josh lived and died like a U.S. Marine. One day, 3-year old Brayden McJilton will understand what his Mommy Lydia knows. His Daddy did a courageous thing in sacrificing his life for someone else. From that moment on, Brayden will have pride to help fill in where there is only the pain of loss.
It is infuriating the alleged perpetrator, Romualdo Cordoba, Jr. stalked his estranged wife and mother of their children, and shot a good Samaritan stranger, Josh McJilton.
It’s too bad the bad guy had a gun. If only the good guy did. The wrong guy died, and now heartbroken loved ones have to live with it. At least now, the U.S. Marshals have captured him. He was just caught in Texas crying to cross his way into Mexico.
Photo: Romualdo Cordoba, Jr. – Just Captured by U.S. Marshals
A scheduled AWC Customer Appreciation Day set for May 16, 2015 has been set aside. Now a sale and charitable benefit for little Brayden McJilton is in place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the AWC, Inc. facility located at 2420 Industry Street, Oceanside, CA 92054.
AWC is a veteran-driven company. People are planning and preparing to make the event a success. If you can attend, you’ll enjoy free food and drink, and meet other quality, caring people. Plus, there will be plenty of great firearm and tactical gear products at great prices with a portion of proceeds going to this great cause.
A number of AWC team members have stepped up for the benefit event for Brayden McJilton to happen. For example:
One U.S. Marine actually asked his wife to change the date of their first baby shower so he could play a key role in the benefit. She graciously agreed. He and a colleague have dedicated many hours of effort in customizing and refurbishing a Marine Corps Field Desk/Shooting Table to be donated as the main prize. It has a $1500 value.
CEO Bryce Stirlen postponed a trip home to Chicago to be with his family. Proof, people today do still care about helping others in need.
We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, May 16th, from 9:00 to 3:00 at the AWC location at 2420 Industry Street in Oceanside. If not, making any kind of donation to the cause would be greatly appreciated. 100% of all donations will go to 3-year old Brayden McJilton.
Finally, we hope you will be kind enough to share news of the event with others in the Southern California region. Cut and paste a link, email it to friends and family if you can.
AWC, Inc. thanks you. Josh’s family will surely thank you, too. Let’s help to turn things around for little Brayden McJilton by showing him the joys of giving.