Proceeds of Petraeus speaking engagement to go to Stewart families of KC-130 crash victims


GOSHEN – This coming Monday night’s dinner featuring retired General David Petraeus was originally scheduled as a fundraiser for the Orange County Republican Party.
In light of the Stewart-based Marine Corps plane that crashed in Mississippi, killing 15 Marines and one Navy sailor, there will be a shift in the recipients of the donations, said County Executive Steven Neuhaus. 
“All the proceeds, 100 percent, are going to go to the nine families of the Marines that we lost a few weeks ago and we are going to have members of the military, including some of the family members of the fallen, all rallying around to raise money for it,” Neuhaus said, noting it is tax deductible through the Community Foundation of Orange County.
Nine of the Marines who lost their lives were stationed at the Stewart Air National Guard Base Marine Reserve unit.
The dinner will be held at Falkirk Estate in Central Valley. For tickets, at $60, call 845-610-5233. 

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