The Redcon1 Foundation is honored to recognize and salute our Shield of Honor recipient, United States Marine Corps (USMC) veteran, James Griffin, with a $15,000 donation to assist his family!
Shield of Honor recipients are military families that have been nominated by their peers and are carefully reviewed and selected by the Redcon1 Foundation Board of Directors to receive a grant after experiencing financial hardship.
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 45-year-old Griffin, enlisted in the USMC in 1998, continuing a family tradition of military service started by his two grandfathers who served in the US Army during World War II and his father who also served in the USMC.
Griffin served one combat tour, deploying to Iraq, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom during the initial invasion of Iraq. He was medically discharged from the USMC in 2004.
Thanks to a post on a Marine veteran’s social media, the Redcon1 Foundation became aware of the Griffin family and James Kallen Griffin also known as Sweet Baby James. Born October 2020, James was born with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), a disease that limits his kidney function to 10% of their capacity.
James has had several surgeries and will require more in the future due to ESRD. While the family has medical insurance, it will not cover all expenses and due to James needing constant care, Jim’s wife does not work outside the house and probably will not in the foreseeable future.
To provide a bit of comfort and relief to the Griffin family, the Redcon1 Foundation is honored to have this opportunity to assist the family during these trying times.
Griffin, his wife and their four children live outside of Washington, DC. Griffin currently serves as a member of the US Secret Service, Special Operations Branch, working and training alongside elite military and law enforcement units in the Special Operations community. Griffin is an instructor in the USSS Special Operations Training Section.
To donate or send words of encouragement to the Griffin family, you can mail them at:
Sweet Baby James TWK
PO Box 359
Bel Air, MD. 21014