Rotary donates memory box to family of fallen soldier
The Paso Robles Rotary Club recently donated a memory box to the family of a fallen soldier. The memory box was built and sent to the family of SFC Ryan Savard, killed in Afghanistan in 2012. He was from Lancaster, NH. The local Rotary Club donated $300 for the box. It is built to hold the papers and effects left behind from a soldier killed in action.
“Our son Ryan was killed 12 October 2012 by direct fire from enemy forces while conducting combat operations in Konduz Province, Afghanistan,” his parents wrote in a request for a donated box. Ryan earned the Bronze Star Medal w/’V’ device (3rd Award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal.
The donation was part of the Memory Box Project started by Paso Robles woodworker David Bouillez. Bouillez recently received a $1,700 grant from the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors to build boxes for the families of any local soldiers who perish in war zones.
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