Richard “Andy” Loller is the first of the 18 ‘Fallen Heroes’ that will be honored at the 2018 Chris Kyle Legendary Golf Classic to be held at Tierra Verde Golf Club, Arlington, TX on Tuesday, November 6.
Born on February 26, 2976, Andy started his fire service as a volunteer firefighter at Hudson Oaks Fire Department, Texas in 2002.
Shortly after, he attended fire academy at Weatherford College and became a paid firefighter at Hudson Oaks in 2005.
Andy rose to the rank of Lieutenant/EMT before he transitioned to Weatherford Fire Department in 2013 as a firefighter.
On June 10, 2018, Andy was on a wildfire deployment scouting a fire line in the mountains of Fort Davis, TX. While hiking the fire line near the top of the mountain with his crew, Andy suffered from a medical emergency. The wildland crew cleared trees on the top of the mountain and he was airlifted to the hospital in Alpine and stabilized. Andy was then placed on a fixed wing aircraft and flown to Odessa for additional care. While on the flight Andy went into cardiac arrest and despite the valiant efforts of his wildland crew and all medical staff involved, he succumbed to his injury.
Andy was a craftsman of the fire service and a true servant at work and home. He was a loving husband, father and brother. Andy was also an avid outdoors man and enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting.
The Chris Kyle Legendary Classic will honor 18 heroes from the military and first responder corps in the leadup to and right through the Golf Tournament that will form part of the City of Arlington’s Veterans Day Week activities.
Team places and sponsorships for the Chris Kyle Legendary Classic are still available, but are filling quickly. You can secure your team place, individual place or sponsor a hole, an active first responder or military service person by visiting www.chriskylegolf.com.
The 2018 Chris Kyle Legendary Classic will be followed by Happy Hour to be held at Arlington Backyard at the all new Texas Live! entertainment precinct adjacent to Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium. Ticketing and entertainment information coming real soon.
The 2018 Chris Kyle Legendary Classic benefits the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation in its mission to Honor GOD, Country and Families who serve.
CKFF is focused on changing the world for this generation and the next by recognizing and strengthening military and first responder marriages through unique programs and powerful partnerships.
The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation was established in 2014 by Taya Kyle – the wife of famed American SniperChris Kyle to continue his legacy among the military and first responder communities.
We welcome Andy Loller as the first of our Fallen Heroes for 2018.