605……let that number sink in for a moment.   Think about it.   What do you think it represents?   Give up?   That number represents the number of Texas Heroes, who in support of our great country, fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.  605 brave men and women…courageous and selfless men and women….heroes, each of them.  In their honor, we bring you OPERATION 605.  The HQs element will again take to the highways and back roads of Texas and pay homage to these heroes as we walk the equivalent of one track lap for each fallen hero….151.25 miles total.  As you might recall, last year during OPERATION 603, the OATH HQs element started at a point just outside of Houston, TX and walked to Kountze, TX, a total of about 75 miles.   Once there, we walked the remaining distance with members of the local community.  In four short days, we covered 150.75 miles, honoring the 603 Texas Heroes that at that time had made the ultimate sacrifice, brought awareness to the true meaning of Memorial Day…other than the sad fact that we have added two more souls to our fallen heroes , this year will be no different in terms of the honor and the tribute that will be paid to one of this state’s greatest treasures…..her fallen veterans.   

This year’s walk will be a bit different in terms of route and walkers, as well.  For the route, we will step off at a point just off I-10 along TX-71 where we will proceed in a northwest fashion enroute to the Texas State Cemetery (TSC).  Once we arrive at the TSC, we will not only pay our respects to many of the heroes we are representing on this walk, but we will also conduct a wreath laying ceremony.  After this emotional ceremony, we will step off from the TSC in a west fashion enroute to Luckenbach, Texas, the location for the 1st Annual OATH Surf N’ Turf.    This year, we will have four walkers as we grip hands in an effort aimed at raising awareness for these 605 Heroes who have given their lives in defense of our nation during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

In doing this walk, we do not seek fanfare.  We do not seek praise, and we do not seek any sort of “Man, y’all are so awesome” praise and glorification.  What we do seek, however, is your money.  $20,000 to be exact.  Plain and simple.  Our goal is to raise $20,000 this year that, coupled with the money we raised last year, will be spread out across several different programs and initiatives.  Some will be used to fuel our Battle Buddy Trips.   Some will be used to fuel our Warrior Wives Retreats.  Some will be used to fuel our Brother’s Keeper Trips.  Some will be used to fuel our OATH Scholarship Fund that will see OATH work directly with the families of carefully selected fallen Texas heroes to award a scholarship at their high school in their honor.  Bottom line, these funds will be carefully distributed and spent in a manner that is both honorable and transparent in fashion.  

For every $10 you donate, you will receive one chance to join us on a televised hunt that will air for an episode of The Ultimate Hunt on The Sportsman Channel.  If your name as drawn as the Winner, you and a friend will join an OATH Registered Veteran on this amazing hunt where all three of you will have the opportunity to bag a big Tom Turkey !!!

During this walk, we’ll be carrying two rucksacks.  In one will be a notebook with a photo of every one of the 605 brave souls we represent.  In the other will be a set of dog tags for each Hero.   They’ll be with us every step and every tear and every prayer along the way.  For them, we welcome the pain.  We all benefited from these warriors laying their lives down on the altar of freedom, so now, let’s all grip hands and do something bold and epic and fitting of that sacrifice.

We’re not asking you to donate $1,000.  We’re not asking you to donate $100.  We’re simply asking for each and every person that reads this post to donate a minimum of $5 via the link general link below OR to scroll down and browse the list of sponsored walkers who, all over the state and all over the country, will be walking to support #OPERATION605 !!!   You may choose to sponsor them or you may choose to sponsor via the general link.  

For those wanting to donate online via the general link, you may do so using the secure PayPal button below:

Once you donate online, you will immediately receive an online donation receipt for your tax records.

If you’d prefer, you can also mail a check for a minimum of $5 to the address shown below, and we’ll take these funds and use them to support our Heroes and to further God’s Kingdom via love and compassion and understanding.

For those wanting to mail a check, please make the check payable to OATH, and write “OPERATION 605” in the memo section OR write the name of the walker you’d like to sponsor.  You can then mail that check to :

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

Once we receive your check, we will mail you a donation receipt for your tax records. 

Dig deep, folks.  Let’s get those $5 donations rolling in today !!!  Do not put it off.  Do it.  Be part of this, it’s going to be quite amazing.  Now please share this with ALL of your closest friends !!!!!!

CURRENT   TOTAL :   $3,860

WALKERS

GENERAL DONATIONS

CURRENT:   $805

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Brad French

GOAL:   $5,000

CURRENT:   $540

LOCATION:   Columbus, TX to Luckenbach, TX

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Dallas Bozeman

GOAL:   $5,000

CURRENT:   $1,540

LOCATION:   Columbus, TX to Luckenbach, TX

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Gary Bartels

GOAL:   $5,000

CURRENT:   $895

LOCATION:   Columbus, TX to Luckenbach, TX

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Joshua Courtney

GOAL:   $5,000

CURRENT:   $80

LOCATION:   Columbus, TX to Luckenbach, TX