Our annual golf outing is on October 14, 2013 at the Pine Barrens Golf Course
Run With Dennis
The 8th annual event, a 3.5 mile run/walk at the PNC Arts Center, finishing at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be on Nov 10, 2013.
Toast to Dennis Wine and Seafood Dinner took place on September 7, 2013.
Blue Claws Outing
The Annual Baseball/Picnic Outing was held at the Lakewood Blue Claws Stadium on June 27, 2013.
Tee Off For The Troops
Our 2nd annual mini golf tournament was held at the Twin Brooks Golf Center in Tinton Falls on June 8, 2013.
K9 Sgt Denny Dog Walk
May 11 in Sea Girt, supporting military working dogs & service dogs for wounded warriors.
Plunge With Dennis
Our organization was one of the beneficiaries of the annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day in Asbury Park.
Sgt. Denny Project
Help send a care package to our military working dogs in Afghanistan.
Who Is Dennis
A true American hero
Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II
died in Iraq on November 19, 2005 during combat operations while serving in the United States Army. Born December 23, 1981, Dennis' greatest loves were God, his family, country, friends, swimming and the United States Army.
Known for his wonderful smile and willingness to help, Dennis grew up in Middletown, New Jersey, where he was a member of the Middletown Reformed Church and attended Middletown Village School, Thorne Middle School and graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. Dennis was a swimmer with the Red Bank YMCA for many years and continued to swim at Christian Brothers Academy.
Dennis earned a nomination to the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 2004, having been elected Captain of the men's swim team as a "Firstie". While a student at West Point, Dennis was awarded the Class of 1923 Memorial Award for Outstanding Member of Men's Team
and the Capt. Michael W. Kilroy Memorial Award for the Captain of the Men's Swim Team
. He also completed the US Army's Airborne School.
After being commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army, Dennis was accepted into Ranger School and graduated in March of 2005. He deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division on September 17, 2005. At the time of his death, Dennis was engaged to Lt. Marie Cicerelle, who was also stationed with the 101st Airborne Division.
Dennis truly lived by West Point's motto of DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY and stood behind the nation's mission 100%, ready to serve and protect freedom. He also lived by the Army values of LOYALTY, DUTY, RESPECT, SELFLESS-SERVICE, HONOR, INTEGRITY, PERSONAL COURAGE.
Lt. Zilinski's medals include: Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Global War on Terror, Iraq Campaign Service Medal and the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.
Dennis is survived by his parents, Dennis and Marion Zilinski, his two brothers Douglas Kenner and Ptl. Matthew J. Zilinski of the Howell Twp. Police Department, Matt is also a 1LT. in the New Jersey Army National Guard, where he serves as the Company Commander of the 508th Military Police Combat Support Company, Teaneck, NJ, his two sisters, Michele Vaughn and Tiffany Shiver and his grandmother, Anna Zilinski.