Annual Heroes Gala
Saturday, April 21, the Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) held its sixth annual Heroes Gala at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. The Gala included a banquet, presentation of awards, speeches and a dance. Marine Corps Sgt. Major Lance Nutt (center) is the founder and current Commander of SDIA. Warrant Officer Forrest Strickler (Ret), right, was honored for his gallantry during the Battle of the Bulge.
Strickler is 96 years old and lives in Bella Vista as does Special Forces (Green Beret),
Lt. Colonel, Jim Parsons (Ret), left, who also attended the Gala. The Gala hosted approximately 800 attendees from 13 states.