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Hero’s Angels & The Beer Garden Sports Bar & Grille Welcome Home Local Soldiers

Left to Right: Jamie Sue Enscoe of The Beer Garden, Carrie Young of Hero’s Angels, Brock Bailey, Shawn Crilley, Tina Bailey and Rosalyn Johnston look on as Carrie Young of Hero’s Angels welcomes home both Brock and Shawn.


On Saturday, January 21st in a true show of patriotism, Hero’s Angels and the Beer Garden Sports Bar and Grille teamed up to host a surprise welcome home party for two local soldiers who recently returned home from deployment.

Family and friends in a show of support showed up early for the surprise and Jamie Sue’s crew had the venue decorated in a patriotic red, white and blue. Many in attendance made signs welcoming home the soldiers in a show of appreciation for their service.

Brock Bailey and Shawn Crilley, who arrived home a couple weeks ago from Qatar, thought they were coming to the Beer Garden to meet a couple volunteers of Hero’s Angels who had sent care packages to their troops while serving overseas. The soldiers were greeted by with a “Welcome Home Surprise” as they opened the door to a hundred or so friends, family members and patrons.

Both Bailey and Crilley, currently serve in the United States Air Force. Brock Bailey a 2019 graduate of Karns City High School is a Senior Airman in the United States Air Force.Bailey works in the Aviation Electronics field while serving his six year enlistment. Bailey has the responsibility of working on the guidance and control and navigation systems on the KC-135 Stratotanker which includes all the systems that make the planes fly on autopilot.

Bailey served sixty-seven days on Al Udeid air base in Qatar and was his first tour of duty overseas.

Bailey comes from a lineage of military soldiers as he had two uncles and a cousin that were Marines and another cousin that just enlisted in the Air Force Reserves. 

Bailey is currently serving in his 3rd year of a six year enlistment which ends in November of 2025.

In a show of appreciation to Hero’s Angels, Senior Airman (Sr.A) Brock Bailey presented Carrie Young of Hero’s Angels with an American flag that was flown overseas while on deployment.

“We just want to say thank you to Hero’s Angels for everything they have done for us. They have an amazing thing going and it meant the world to us to have them support us the way they did. We were there through all the holidays and everything they did brought smiles to everyone’s faces and everyone was very grateful for the things they did. They sent us around 15 big boxes of snacks and other things for us to enjoy during our time there including  holiday decorations, around 50 bags of beef jerky, trail mix, peanuts, Pittsburgh popcorn, water bottles, Bluetooth speakers, cooling towels, cabin socks, portable chargers and much more”, stated Bailey.

Senior Airman (Sr.A) Crilley, spoke a few minutes to those in attendance thanking Hero’s Angels for their support while being deployed. “It means the world to us getting stuff from home which helps support what we do.” stated the Airman.

Crilley also works in the Aviation Electronics field working on the KC-135. Crilley, a 2018 graduate of Karns City High School looks to finish up his enlistment in 2024 with the hopes of possibly commissioning to be a pilot in the Air Force and getting out and working in the private sector as a pilot. Crilley just finished up a two month tour in Qatar and arrived home at the beginning of January.

“Hero’s Angels was extremely supportive and quick to act when they heard that local military members were being deployed and got in contact with us to find out what they could do to help us and our fellow airman while we’re over there away from family. During thanksgiving and Christmas they sent a lot of gifts which helped a lot of people get through missing their families because it makes you realize that what you’re doing isn’t for nothing. They sent us food and entertainment items from speakers to a few puzzles and they sent us gifts that a lot of parents who were over there were able to save and give to their kids when they got home”, stated the 5th year Airman. ­­­

Country music singer and country recording artist Gary Burk III, who has signed hundreds of shirts for our troops, played throughout the evening and gave a big shout out to the local soldiers and to all those that serve and have served defending our great nation.

Hero’s Angels is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that not only provides care packages to our soldiers that serve in the military but also provides support to our local veterans. You can check them out on their facebook page, Hero’s Angels.

Hero’s Angels sells a variety of clothing apparel that helps support our troops. They are currently selling a 12 days of Spring raffle ticket which is highlighted by a $500 cash winner on March 30th and a $1000 winner on March 31, 2023.

The Beer Garden Sports Bar and Grille will be hosting a benefit bingo for Hero’s Angels on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Make sure you mark your calendar for this upcoming event.

Each year Hero’s Angels hosts a “Holiday for Heroes” benefit dinner which helps support their ongoing support of our military. This year’s event will be held on November 5, 2023 at Petrolia VFD Social Hall.

If you would like to support this organization contact founder, Carrie Young at 724-996-5665.

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