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Review for Gold Star Teen Adventures, Fayetteville, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I worked with GSTA while serving as the Commander of Special Forces Underwater Operations (SFUWO) in Key West. Each year GSTA spends a week at SFUWO diving and adventuring with the teens. Observing this organization, their professional and compassionate leaders, and hearing the incredible stories of the teens is absolutely inspirational. GSTA is a worthy cause and is the only organization I’ve ever seen that focuses on building common bonds among teens who’ve suffered such tragic loss. GSTA builds them up and provides an incredible foundation allowing them to excel in life. Each summer I see countless success stories on my Facebook newsfeed of these teens going to college, working, joining the military, and becoming extremely talented and productive members of society. It’s an honor to see them excel and I’m confident GSTA is a major part of the foundation that allows them to rise above the pain of their loss.

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