(CARLISLE) – Recently the Emergency Squad (E-Squad) at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) showed their support for ending veteran suicide by joining the 22 Push-up Challenge. The challenge was initiated by Darrin Chaney the Military Veterans Program Coordinator for the Hamilton Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. The challenge was for a member of an organization to press out 22 push-ups and then challenge another organization. When WVCF’s E-Squad heard about the challenge they were very eager to participate. They wanted to be a part of the challenge in hopes of raising awareness regarding veteran suicide.
E-Squad Field Commander Brett Vaughn said, “The WVCF E-Squad team has unmatched support for our military veterans. We believe that showing awareness for our veterans is a necessity, especially with the veterans that serve in our agencies and the veterans on this very team.” He went on to say, “We would like to challenge the E-Squad at Michigan City.”
Warden Frank Vanihel said, “I’m very proud of how our E-Squad embraced this challenge. I am a huge supporter of the military and all they do for our country.”