SGT Andrew J. Baddick
United States Army

1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

JUN 30, 1977 – SEP 29, 2003 |   Abu Ghraib, Iraq

Hometown: Jim Thorpe, PA

A.J. was an avid kayaker and swimmer and guided rafting trips down the Lehigh River. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, belonged to the Jim Thorpe Fire Department, and was a driver for the Ambulance Service.  A.J.’s father documented his son’s heroic story in the book, My Hero, My Son. To honor A.J.’s legacy, his parents have selected Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation.


Warriors & Quiet Waters - Bozeman, MT

WQW provides post-9/11 combat veterans with a 6-day Montana fly fishing experience designed to take them away from the stress of hospitals, doctors, and combat deployments. Former participants are able to attend a second time with their spouse or as an alumnus volunteer companion.  Over 470 combat veterans have participated in the WQW experience.

Dog Tag Legacy Fund is proud to support WQW in honor of SGT Andrew J. Baddick by providing grant funds so that more combat veterans and their families can have the kind of outdoors experience that A.J. so loved.