The All-American Beef Battalion (AABB) is on the march through the United States feeding All American beef to All American soldiers with the help of supportive Americans from all parts of the country.
Developed from a desire to show his support to the U.S. troops around the world, AABB founder, Vietnam War Veteran and cattleman Bill Broadie of Ashland, Kansas, is encouraged and inspired by the backing of the effort to feed every serviceman and woman a steak dinner.
“I just got back from a steak feed in Billings and it was an uplifting event while at the same time my heart was torn in two as I watched these young men and women enjoying the last few hours with their families before they were deployed to Iraq,” explained Broadie. He continued, “It’s great to show your support to these kids, having fought in a war myself, I know what it’s like to leave your family behind and it’s just heart breaking.”
Steakfeeds in Olathe, Kansas and Billings, Montana have been well supported with the PRCA committee of Beef Empire Days manning the grills while U.S. Premium Beef and Creekstone Farms provided the steaks.
At each event the troops and their families are invited to enjoy a steak dinner with all the trimmings complete with entertainment while they fellowship with each other. Not knowing what to expect the AABB was taken by surprise by the turn out in Billings. Broadie explained, “We planned for a certain number and had well over that number, so we were scramblin’ to find enough food, but in the end no one went away hungry.”
The next scheduled steak feeds will be on July 3rd in Denver and in Ft Carson, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Well-known writer, speaker and radio personality, Trent Loos will be on hand to motivate and say a personal ‘thank you’ to the troops at the Denver event.
Those who want to learn more about the AABB, find out details on how to have a steakfeed or make a monetary donation may visit their website at www.steaksfortroops.com or contact Bill Broadie at 620-635-5870.
The purpose of the AABB is to to organize and sponsor steak feeds, entertainment, programs, meetings, and projects with Service Members and their families, to encourage and assist them in any reasonable manner and to foster among the people of the United States an appreciation, respect, and honor for our Armed Forces Military Service Members whose sacrifices have and will continue to make our freedoms possible.
-30- For more information contact: Bill Broadie, 620-635-0544,