|Photos: Dan Sesker Memorial Poker Run|
This will be the ninth year for the event, which commemorates Iowa Army National Guard Sgt. Dan Sesker, killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D.) on April 6, 2006 in the vicinity of Tikrit, Iraq. He was nine days short of his twenty-third birthday.
The event will start and finish in Ogden, Iowa. Sign-in will be 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Ogden city park. Other details are pending.
In a poker run, registered participants are dealt random cards and each stop along a designated route. At the final stop of the day, the participant with the highest poker hand wins a pot of cash. Raffles, T-shirt sales, and other fund-raising efforts may also take place during the event.
|James "Juice" Justice and Dan Sesker|
Sesker was friends with many citizen-soldiers, including Staff Sgt. James "Juice" Justice, who was himself killed in action during a later brigade deployment to Afghanistan.
Proceeds for 2014 poker run event will go to:
- Gage Sesker Trust Fund
- Wreaths Across America
- Purple Hearts Reunited
- Ogden School District