Steel Hearts at YWW

The Honorable Patrick J. Murphy (former Undersecretary of the Army) displays his Steel Hearts bracelet at USMA Class of 2019's Yearling Winter Weekend, honoring the lives of CDT Brandon Jackson and CDT Tom Surdyke.

US Army Photo by John Pellino @westpoint_usma

Class of 2019 Yearling Winter Weekend

Class of 2019 cadets, friends, and family...we are happy to announce that the Jackson/Surdyke memorial bracelet is now available for purchase on our website. If you missed the opportunity to order one for Yearling Winter Weekend, please consider purchasing one to help us honor their legacies and raise money for each of their respective charities.

Source: http://www.usmasteelhearts.org/usma-2019/y...

Army Navy 2016

This weekend marked the end of nearly a decade and a half of consecutive Army losses to Navy in football. During that time, thousands of young men and women have passed through the halls of West Point without once standing victorious on the fields of friendly strife. For our fallen brothers and sisters, like Sal Corma (USMA '08), this would've been their first time witnessing an Army victory. On Saturday, Sal was with us in full spirit for the big win. His memory, like so many others, lives on. Go Army, Beat Navy!!!

Sal Corma's bracelet (USMA '08) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA at the 2016 Army Navy game

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Army Ten Miller + Steel Hearts

This past weekend our fallen cadets were honored at the Army Ten Miler. Thank you to @tapsorg @mdw_usarmy for the photo.

To honor their legacies further, please visit our website and consider purchasing one of their bracelets. All proceeds will be donated to charities of their respective families' choosing.

CDT Tom Surdyke (USMA '19):
http://www.usmasteelhearts.org/tom-surdyke/tom-surdyke-bracelet

CDT Brandon Jackson (USMA '19):
http://www.usmasteelhearts.org/brandon-jackson/cdt-brandon-jackson-bracelet

CDT Mitchell Winey (USMA '18):
http://www.usmasteelhearts.org/mitchell-winey/cdt-mitchell-winey-bracelet-usma-18

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CDT Brandon Jackson (1996-2016)

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Cadet Brandon Jackson. Brandon of Queens, NY, was killed in a car accident on the morning of September 11th, 2016. He was 20 years old. All proceeds from the sale of the CDT Brandon Jackson Bracelet will be donated to a charity designated by the surviving family. Be thou at peace Brandon.

http://www.usmasteelhearts.org/brandon-jackson/cdt-brandon-jackson-bracelet

Brandon "Action Jackson" or "B-Jack", was a beloved teammate, brother, and friend to many. As the son of an Iraq War veteran mother, his commitment to military service was more than a vocation; he carried with him the blood an American patriot. On the field, he was a young leader and embodied the warrior ethos, playing in all 14 games since his arrival in 2015, amassing 68 career tackles and three interceptions. There are no words to describe this tragic loss for our nation, only prayers and condolences for Brandon's family, the Army team, and the United States Corps of Cadets in their time of grief.

Remembering September 11th, 2001 (15 Years Later)

15 years ago today, The United States of America was cowardly attacked by terrorists in the name of evil. As we honor and remember the victims of September 11th, 2001, let us also celebrate the strength of our nation. In the wake of ash and rubble, our country stood strong and our flag was raised high. While the acts of that day shook us to our core, it also awakened a fire in the belly of our nation and a call to service by an untold number of American patriots. For their service and sacrifice, we are eternally grateful.