I needed to share this, Although it happened a few days ago I’m just now hearing about it. Tammy didn’t live far from me and I know the love and passion for helping our troops she felt. This hits a nerve with me; maybe I’m taking it personal. At any rate, my thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I didn’t know her personally but our military (support) community here in southern California lost a great advocate and American.
Rest Easy, my fellow Patriot…
Temecula, California – Tammy Baker-Carlson Serrano was a friend or mom to everyone, particularly our military members. On Monday, June 13, Brian Saylor, 31, chose to hit her on the head with a bottle of whiskey at a CVS Pharmacy at around 5 p.m., Mrs Serrano stood in line with her 21 year old daughter. Saylor smashed her in the head with a liquor bottle in an unprovoked attack. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the CVS Pharmacy to find Mrs. Serrano in critical condition, and store employees detaining the suspect.
She was injured so severely that she died the very next day., Saylor made his first court appearance on Thursday, but his attorney received a continuance for two weeks. The motive for his attack is unclear, but the family wants justice.
Tammy Serrano, Patriot, Mom, Friend
Tammy was lovingly called an “Army mom” by many. She was deeply patriotic, and wore her R.E.D. shirt every Friday (Remember Everyone Deployed.) She loved the troops, and called them her “extended family.”
She was married for 24 years to Robert Serrano. They had 4 children, 3 boys and one girl. One of the boys, Tyler, did a tour in Afghanistan.
But she didn’t just pay lip service to the troops, she made a difference. When a friend of mine, Pastor and Associate Member of the Marine Corps League Michael Green, headed to Walter Reed earlier in the year to visit three members of SSgt Louis Cardin‘s unit, she wanted to make a contribution.
She knew SSgt Cardin because he grew up with her son in Temecula, and she had attended his memorial service. To be able to touch the hearts of men from his unit with cards from Cardin’s home town was important to her.
She contacted her granddaughter Emma (a teacher at a local school), and asked if her school class could make some special cards for the men who were recovering. They did.,
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