Governor-elect Ron DeSantis announced today the 2019 Inaugural Committee is donating $150,000 to Operation 300, a non-profit organization that provides aid to military families who have lost loved ones in combat. As both a father and veteran, Governor-elect DeSantis is proud to support the work of Operation 300 for all it does on behalf of our military families.
Based out of Port Salerno, Florida (Martin County), Operation 300 was founded in the memory of Navy Seal, Aaron Carson Vaughn, who lost his life in action in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan. To honor his memory, Vaughn’s family chose to give back to the families of those who lost their loved ones in service to our country. Parents Billy and Karen Vaughn, along with Aaron’s widow, Tara Vaughn Baldwin, continue to run Operation 300 in his memory.
“Without the generosity of so many, Operation 300 would not have the resources to achieve their incredible mission,”said Governor-elect Ron DeSantis. “Thanks to our dedicated Inaugural Committee and sponsors, Operation 300 will be able to further their mission to honor the memory of our fallen heroes and brighten the lives of those they have left behind.”