Commandant Maj. General Randal D. Fullhart

December 1, 2022

Commandant Maj. General Randal D. Fullhart

Virginia Tech-Corps of Cadets

Dear General Fullhart,

It gives me great pride to inform you of an act of extreme kindness and empathy expressed by members of the cadets in the form of a fundraising event held, on campus, with the objective of providing a Christmas Holiday Turkey for every “at risk and often overlooked” veteran enrolled in the Vittles for Vets food assistance program.

Spearheaded by cadet Samuel Swift, “OSCAR” Co, 4th Battalion, with the assistance of several of his mates, after obtaining all required permits, set up on campus soliciting donations to accomplish the mission. Cadet Swift set the goal at a “lofty” $4000.00 which, over a two-day collection period, exceeded the goal raising $4110.83. This money will provide gift cards, from local supermarkets, in the amount of $30.00 for the purchase of a Christmas turkey or ham, to over 130 local veterans experiencing food insecurity.

Having witnessed their sales strategy, determination and success I must say the young warriors made me proud.

Thank you for turning out such fine young men and woman. My hope is to continue this newfound relationship, assisting the less fortunate, well into the future.


Vittles for Vets

Bill McCann-founder/president

U.S Army- 4th Inf. Div. 1965-1967