The Saber Six Foundation

Six paratroopers from my (Chris’) unit in Afghanistan were killed in action. They served and sacrificed so that Americans could pursue their dreams in peace and safety. Each one died executing the orders that I gave them.

Their stories are frozen in time. Their legacies, however, live.

The Fallen Hero Honor Ride is a 1700-mile bicycle ride to visit their graves and raise funds for scholarship endowments in their names so that their legacies continue to help Americans achieve their dreams.

My goal is to raise $400,000 so that the endowments last in perpetuity.

There are many ways you can support the Fallen Hero Honor Ride. The Saber Six Foundation is a 501c3 tax-exempt public charity, so your donations are tax-deductible.
1. Donate online.
2. Donate by check to The Saber Six Foundation c/o Chris Kolenda, 2245 N Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
3. As a 501c3, we are eligible for employer matching donations. Check with your company for their procedures.
4. Share this email with your friends.
5. Join me for part (or all) of the ride.
6. Donate $1 per mile ($1700), and you’ll get a cycling jersey and a personalized thank you video from me during the ride. If you sponsor me by July 4, 2022, I’ll add your name to the jersey (and the name of your company if you use matching donations).

The ride will start in Spalding, Nebraska and finish at Arlington National Cemetery. Chris is riding for:

  • Pfc Chris Pfeifer – Spalding, Nebraska, September 25, 2007
  • Sgt Adrian Hike – Carroll, Iowa, November 12, 2007
  • Spc Jacob Lowell – Elwood, Illinois, June 2, 2007
  • SSgt Ryan Fitsche – Hall, Indiana, July 27, 2007
  • Capt. Dave Boris – Minersville, Pennsylvania, November 12 2007
  • Maj. Tom Bostick – Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, July 27, 2007
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