9th Annual One Hero at a Time Benefit



By: Megan Way Photos by: Larry Oravetz and Su Phelps

One Hero at A Time is a team of volunteers that selects a critically injured and holds a biannual event, One Hero at a Time Benefit in his/her honor and even better, you give your donation to veteran themselves at the entrance. On Sept 22, Sergeant (ret) Adam Poppenhouse and his family were the honorees of the 9th Annual One Hero at a Time Benefit

Adam Poppenhouse joined the military right out of high school, from there he served with the Third Striker Brigade out of Fort Lewis Washington. On December 3rd, 2006 SGT (ret) Adam Poppenhouse Sr.’s life was forever transformed during a rescue operation outside of Taji, Iraq. An enemy improvised explosive device was detonated underneath his vehicle. He spent 3 years in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where he “had quite a long recovery”. He went back to Ohio for some time where he met his wife and moved to Nevada. He is now a proud father of one and one on the way.

There was over 1000 people at the event. Including all the veteran’s communities. Judge Stevens from Henderson Veterans Court supported the event and talked a little about veteran’s court. Sergeant Adam Poppenhouse thanked everyone who attended the event and for supporting him and his family.

Lt Dan’s Wheel Charries

Lt Daniel Holman has a mission, to support the needs of handicapped riders of America, by supplying and making a wheelchair available for each Harley-Davidson Dealership in America.

Richard Swenson’s Bell

Richard Swenson, a 93 year old WWII vet, has a very old bell, from WWII. His bell is from the USS Dunlap, the ship where the Japanese signed their surrender. At the One Hero at a Time Benefit he donated the bell to VFW post 3848.