The Bottle Breacher “Never Forgotten” series honors American heroes such as Navy SEALS Marc Lee, Patrick Feeks and Chris Kyle. Lee and Feeks were killed in combat operations overseas. Kyle was the sniper whose story was chronicled in his bestselling autobiography “American Sniper” and in the movie of the same name starring Bradley Cooper. He was murdered by a troubled veteran in 2013. Crane served with Kyle from 2006 to 2008.
Future “Never Forgotten” Bottle Breachers will honor Air Force fighter pilot Troy Gilbert and Navy SEAL Danny Dietz, who was portrayed by Emile Hirsch in the 2013 Mark Wahlberg movie “Lone Survivor.”
“This is what I love to do and hope to do for a long time to come,” said Crane, who called the “Never Forgotten” series “a passion project of mine.”
The series was inspired by Lee’s mom, Debbie, known as “Momma” Lee in the SEAL community.
“She came up to me one day and said that one of her biggest fears, one of the biggest fears of any family, is that people will forget their loved ones as time goes by,” Crane said. “We wanted to come up with an idea that would keep those memories alive.”
Twenty percent of the proceeds from each “Never Forgotten” Bottle Breacher are donated to charities chosen by the families of the service members.
More details from this article can be seen on the Boston Herald.