On June 17th, the Vinton American Legion and VFW Chapter 8884 hosted a fundraiser for A Hero Among Us. The event featured a lasagna dinner, silent auction, raffle, and games for the kids. Attendees included people from across the Midwest who showed up to support John and our efforts to tell his story. Nearly $3000.00 was raised towards the production of the film. The featurette was shown to a very attentive audience and John was on hand to personally receive the appreciation he deserved.