Honoring Sandrino's Sacrifice Fund
Sergeant Alessandro L. Plutino, known to all as Sandrino, gave the ultimate sacrifice on August 8, 2011 when he was killed by enemy forces while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Sandrino was a member of the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA. He served 3 tours in Iraq and 3 tours in Afghanistan. Sandrino was killed 15 days before his 29th birthday on the last mission his unit would conduct before the end of his 6th deployment.
Few people outside the special operations community understand the work these gallant young men do for us and what they give up to serve on the front lines. They do it for our country but also for the men besides them – they are truly a Band of Brothers. Sandrino was loved and respected by his “brothers” and we feel that the best way to honor his sacrifice is by giving back to the special operations community and the town he called home.
Honoring Sandrino’s Sacrifice Fund was established to honor our fallen hero and give back to our great nation's heroes and their families. Since established the Fund has donated over $227,000 to various organizations. In addition, we’ve been able to establish the Sgt. Sandrino Plutino Memorial Scholarship Fund at his alma mater, Pitman High School, as well as the Sandrino Award, which is presented to a senior athlete that best embodies Sandrino’s qualities and ideals. Below are the organizations we have proudly supported (but are not limited to).
Sua Sponte Foundation
Lead The Way Fund, Inc.
Feherty’s Troops First Foundation
Jared Allen’s Homes For Wounded Warriors
Everett James Katzenberger Fund
Please mail checks and donations to P.O. Box 281, Pitman, NJ 08071