On Oct. 21, 2011, Army Specialist Danny Hagan was shot in the back of the head at close range with an AK-47 in Ruzi, Afghanistan. Hagan is fortunate to be alive and, after months of hospitals and rehab, he was retired from the military on Feb. 26, 2013, and is now home with his wife, Andrea; son, Colton; and daughter, Norah.
Due to a back log of paperwork, Hagan and his family will have to wait anywhere up to 257 days from discharge before he receives any of his benefits. He served his country for six years and did what was requested of him, now he needs his community’s support.
On Sunday, Aug. 18, North Webster American Legion Post 253, 756 S. SR 13, will host a benefit for Hagan that will include a motorcycle ride, lunch, a corn hole tournament and entertainment.
Registration for the motorcycle ride begins at 9 a.m. and the ride leaves at 10 a.m. Donations are being accepted for the rider and passengers.
The corn hole tournament will begin at noon at the American Legion. Teams can register for $10 each and the guaranteed payout to the winning team is $100.
Lunch begins at 1 p.m. and is to include pulled pork, hot dogs and many sides. Cost is $5 per adult and $2.50 for kids 12 and under.
Entertainment starts at 2 p.m. and will be provided by the Backgrounds Band. The day’s events will include lots of prizes and fun for the whole family.
A bake sale will also be held Aug. 15-16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. both days with proceeds going to the Hagan family.
Inquires may be made to the American Legion Post 253, 574-834-4297.
Cash donations may also be sent for Hagan to the American Legion Post 253, Attn: Cindy Scott-Hagan Auxiliary President, 756 S. SR 13, North Webster, IN 46555. Make checks payable to Danny Hagan.