Everyone Can Do Their Part During the Holiday Season
On December 15, 2017, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Program Specialist, Theresa DeWild was highlighted on the front page of the Fort Gordon Globe for the role she played at a command program on December 1, 2017 that highlighted the dangers of drinking and driving hosted at Fort Gordon. The article titled, “Everyone can do their part to have a safe holiday,” was written by Laura Levering in the Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office.
Theresa, an Army Veteran and MADD Georgia Program Specialist, shared the story of her sister, Airman 1st Class Brandy Fehr of Penrose, Colorado, who lost her life to a drunk driver in 2006.
Brandy was only 22 years old at the time of the crash, and she had a bright and promising future ahead of her. Theresa described how Brandy excelled at whatever she set her mind to and discussed in the article how Brandy “graduated at the top 5 percent in the class, and they told her she could pick anywhere in the world to go.” Brandy chose Wyoming so that she could be close enough to home to visit her family whenever she wanted.
Theresa shares her sister’s story in hopes of preventing similar tragedies from occurring and to keep Brandy’s memory alive.
The command program was hosted by Michael Reed, Fort Gordon Army Substance Abuse Program Prevention Branch chief.
The article concludes with a quote. “Have a plan,” Reed said. “Have a good holiday, be safe, have fun, celebrate, spend time with your family…but do so in a manner that you can be proud of.”
You can read the entire Fort Gordon Globe article here.