Monroe, OH, August 19, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Shabooms will be hosting their 5th Annual SGT. Jimmy Bike ride Saturday September 19, 2015. They said the ride will be led by SGT. Jimmy's Parents and will be about 100 miles long country ride with one stop along the way. Ride leaves the Clubhouse sports grill in Monroe, OH registration begins at 9 am and the ride leaves at 11:30 am. All proceeds go to provide scholarships to local High school seniors in the communities of Middletown, Monroe, Lebanon, Franklin and Springboro OH. All information about the ride along with the flier can be found at their website www.shabooms.org
SGT. Jimmy's Father had this to say about his son.
SGT Jimmy was a Fire Team Leader in the 1st Battalion 187th Infantry Regiment,3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division on his third deployment in a combat zone. “Shabooms,” was a catch phrase he would voice to his men any time one of them lost focus on the Mission at hand. Shabooms was SGT Jimmy’s way of saying pay attention for the sake of your team and yourself.
SGT Jimmy was deployed in 2010 to Paktika Province, Afghanistan. In this region, mortar attacks were an every day occurrence; with rounds falling from the sky up to six days a week. On 28 August, 2010, SGT Jimmy and his platoon were operating out of FOB Borris with Afghan Soldiers when they came under Taliban mortar fire. While looking to seek safety, SGT Jimmy and his battle buddies tried to move locations. In the process, a mortar round landed in front of them, knocking several of the Soldiers to the ground. A Soldier from the group, SSG Reilly, picked up one of the Afghans and headed for cover. SGT Jimmy got to his feet and quickly followed behind, not realizing that he had been hit. As they arrived in the shelter, he told SSG Riley he thought his head was bleeding and then dropped. SSG Riley carried SGT Jimmy to the medic and he was then transported to Bagrahm Air Force Base for extensive medical treatment. While a severe leg wound he got was being tended to, it was unknown that he had taken shrapnel into his heart. The wound had been cauterized causing no external bleeding for the medics to see. After fighting for his country, SGT Jimmy was pronounced killed in action on that day.