WQW has received an especially meaningful grant from Dog Tag Brewing Foundation
in memory of Sgt. Andrew J. Baddick
, US Army. “A.J.” was from Pennsylvania and like his father, Joe, served in the 82nd Airborne Division. While serving in Iraq in 2003, A.J. sacrificed himself to save a fellow soldier. Sgt. Baddick is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for heroism and Soldier’s Medal for saving another soldier’s life. A.J. guided rafting trips down the Lehigh River and loved the outdoors including hunting and fishing.
Dog Tag Brewing works closely with Gold Star families, paying tribute to fallen loved ones on each of Dog Tag’s craft beer cans. Families of the fallen whose stories are shared select a 501(c)(3) charity that best preserves the legacy of their loved one. The Baddick family has chosen to honor A.J.’s legacy through support of Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation — making it possible for a combat-veteran to attend one of WQW’s Fishing Experiences. Dog Tag Brewing donates 100% of its profits to benefit charities created or selected by Gold Star Families.