Brian Wilson, President, Special Forces Association (SFA) Chapter LX, Tampa, FL, 813 758-9151
Micah Breden, RELIC WOOD – a Veteran-Owned Small Business, North Carolina, 828-855-8924
TAMPA, FL (January 30, 2016) – Special Forces Association Chapter LX Tampa & RELIC WOOD, LLC. are pleased to announce that Chief Warrant Officer Romulus (Romy) Camargo has been awarded the DANIEL GASKEY HEROIC ACTION AWARD for his heroic service and actions while he was serving in Afghanistan as member of the U.S. Army 7th Special Forces Group.
[Camargo will be serving as the Grand Marshal for the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest and the Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates here in Tampa. The RELIC WOOD AWARD can be seen in the Gasparilla Military Appreciation Tent during the Gasparilla Parade.]
The Boards of the Special Forces Association Chapter LX (SFALX) and the Tampa Green Beret Association (TGBA) nominated CWO Camargo for the RELIC WOOD DANIEL GASKEY HEROIC ACTION AWARD.
The RELIC WOOD Selection Committee was moved by the personal and heroic story of CWO Camargo’s survival when he served as a member of Special Forces – Afghanistan, and the manner in which CWO Camargo has continued to serve his military brethren after he received extensive medical treatment and retired from the military.
Camargo was an Army Special Forces officer who was shot in the neck and paralyzed from the shoulders down during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2008. He retired with 20 years service last year.
Along with his wife, Gaby, Camargo founded and now runs the Tampa-based “Stay in Step”, which is a non-profit spinal cord injury recovery center that provides rehab programs and equipment and allows for quadriplegics and paraplegics the ability to stand and exercise.
“It’s an honor to announce that CWO Romy Camargo is the recipient of the 2016 DANIEL GASKEY HEROIC ACTION AWARD, said RELIC WOOD President Micah Breden. “Romy Camargo is a real American military hero and someone we should all look up to with utmost respect for his service to our country.”
About Special Forces Association (SFA) Chapter LX, Tampa, FL http://www.tampagreenberets.com
About RELIC WOOD, LLC, North Carolina http://www.relicwood.com/relic-wood/
About Stay in Step, Tampa, FL https://stayinstep.org/contact-us/media-inquiries/media-kit/#.VqKPSTYYW-I