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Friends and family are remembering SPC David “Alex” Knapp

October 4, 2010

A 24-year-old Macomb Township war vet died of a heart attack over the weekend.

Army SPC Alex Knapp died Saturday after playing in a sled hockey game at Ferris State University.  Knapp was competing in an exhibition game of sled hockey in Big Rapids on Saturday when he began to feel chest pains. Rescue workers attempted to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful.

 His family said he was playing hard in hopes of competing in the next Paralympics.

Knapp was an Army police officer station in Iraq.  He was on his final mission in Iraq before going on leave when he lost both legs in an IED explosion on March 14, 2008.  

Last December, he moved back to Shelby Township into his own home built for him by an organization called Homes For Our Troops.

Services will be held at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons at 54880 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI  48346.

Visitatons:  2 PM – 9 PM on Tuesday, October 5th

                         1 PM – 9 PM on Wednesday, October 6th

Memorials:  The family has requested that all memorials be sent to Yellow Ribbon Fund.

3rd Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Outing

September 20, 2010

Vito A. Pampalona & L Brooks Patterson

We would like to thank L Brooks Patterson for emceeing our 3rd Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Outing.  This year we raised over $50,000 for the charity that helps returning wounded Michigan soldiers.

Morgan Stanley Ribbon Cutting

August 11, 2010

Vito A. Pampalona and Morgan Stanley

Vito A. Pampalona at the recent ribbon cutting ceremony for Morgan Stanley.  They new offices are located at 1108 N. Main in downtown Rochester.  We are happy to have them as neighbors!

Vito A. Pampalona – Guest On The Handyman Show

June 23, 2010

That’s right.  Our very own Vito A. Pampalona will be on The Handyman Show with Glenn Haege talking about The Yellow Ribbon Fund 3rd Annual Charity Golf Outing.  Check him out this Saturday at 12:41 PM on WJR AM760.

Vito Anthony awarded “National Builder Of The Year” by Homes For Our Troops

April 20, 2010

At the National Convention in Boston last month, Vito Anthony received the National Builder Of The Year award from Ollie North representing Homes For Our Troops.  Vito Anthony was recognized for building the fastest and most cost effective house of 2009.  This house was built for Army SPC Alex Knapp.

3rd Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Outing

April 13, 2010

Our 3rd annual golf outing for returning wounded Michigan soldiers will be held on August 9th at Great Oaks Country Club in Rochester.  For more information, please visit

Our first official post…

April 12, 2010

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