USA Cares Gala

Photos by Andrea Hutchinson

Louisville’s Downtown Marriott hosted the 18th annual USA Cares Gala, “We Salute You,” on Aug. 7. Guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner and live entertainment, experienced ceremonial events steeped in military tradition and participated in silent and live auctions. The program featured a presentation from retired Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell, former Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff for our US Military, and Will Summers, a Special Forces soldier from ODA595.

  • Jane Kempf, Shannon and Adam Conlin and Ray and Lori Weis.

  • Roger Stradley and Chief Master Sergeant Ton Gate.

  • Tom and Raenne Pae with Shawn and Sarie Leide.

  • Steve Langford, Mike and Kelli Dees and Chris Linbach.

  • Ashley Davis, Kristen Jensen and Beth Graham.

  • Sarha and Anndy Dittz and Kaneshia Burse.

  • Paula and Rick Redding and Jeanne Hilt.

  • Rondale Ates, Julia DuPlessis and Becky Ates.

  • USA Cares Gala.

  • Harold and Josephine Wainwright, Lowell Wainright, and Karen and Steve Hall.

  • Taylor Henry, Bob Silverton, Heather French Henry, Al Freeland and Erica Sharp.

  • Karey Ochs, Michelle Tongate and Melissa Baker.

  • Jim Halfhill, Kristin Larimore, Doug Flynn and Chuck Larimore.

  • Gary and Alli Whidden.

  • Alexis Becker and Karen Forrest.

  • Jason and Jeanne Miller, Kevin Trimble, Daniel Burghy, Tom Ferree and Tony Vanetti.