CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A pair of North Carolina veterans are headed to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII thanks Carolina Panthers running back, Christian McCaffrey.
McCaffrey has teamed up with USAA and the USO of North Carolina to award the deserving vets the experience of a lifetime.
The two Marines, Ralph Walker and Richard Loftis, both live in Hampstead, NC and are die hard Panthers fans. Ralph served in the United States Marine Corps for 20 years and was a founding member of Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC). During his service, Paul was deployed to Iraq twice and to Afghanistan three times. He was stationed at Quantico, VA, Camp Pendleton, Yuma, AZ, and Camp Lejeune, NC.
Richard served in the United States Marine Corps for a period of two years, where he was assigned to the 2nd FAST (Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team). During a training exercise, Richard sustained injury and was medically discharged.
“Teaming up with USAA and the USO of North Carolina to award Richard and Ralph a trip to the Super Bowl is a true honor,” said Christian McCaffrey. “These two Marines served our country and we can’t thank them enough for their service.”
The pair will get to meet McCaffrey in person on Feb. 3 ahead of the Super Bowl.