Army Medic Lays Ghost to Rest, and Finally Sleeps Through the Night

Released on: February 8, 2008, 11:19 am

Press Release Author: Kristin Bostic

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Craftmatic Adjustable Beds and leading nonprofit donate bed
to local wounded Oswego veteran

Press Release Body: OSWEGO, NY -February 8, 2008-Cpl. Timothy Bredberg served as a
medic in Iraq with the 1st Infantry, 32nd Battalion, 10th Mountain Division in 2003
for a thirteen month deployment in Iraq, and was repeatedly barraged with roadside
bomb attacks, IED's and mortar fire. Throughout his deployment Timothy saved many
lives, but also saw many young lives pass before his eyes.

"We were at a camp almost midway between Fallujah and Ramadi. There was a platoon
ahead of us and the truck that was two in front of mine got hit by a roadside bomb
that was hanging from a tree," Bredberg remembers. "We tried saving them, but after
it was all over and we went back to camp, I was told that nobody from that truck
made it. That was hard to take."

Bredberg finally made it out of Iraq but now suffers from severe PTSD and has
extreme knee problems and constant back pain. When he was medically discharged in
2006 the VA gave him a 100% disability rating. But his pain was the least of his

"It's hard to sleep at night because of the nightmares that I have," said Bredberg.
"Sometimes I wake up swinging thinking I'm back over there."

Bredberg and his wife Stacey were in attendance in December of 2007 at the Road to
Recovery Conference and Tribute sponsored by the Coalition to Salute America's
Heroes (CSAH) in Orlando, FL when they learned something that would change both of
their lives.

"We were sitting in one of the meetings at the conference, and people were standing
up and sharing their stories," Bredberg said. "This woman stood up and was telling
the story of her son, Rory Dunn, and how half of his face had been blown off from a
roadside bomb in Iraq in 2003. The man she was speaking of was alive, and was
sitting next to her. When she said the name I turned to Stacy and said, 'What name
did she say?' When she repeated the name I almost couldn't believe it. Rory was one
of the men in that truck that day that I thought never made it."

When CSAH and Craftmatic met Tim and Stacey Bredberg at the conference, and learned
about his incredible story, they knew that he had to be the next veteran to receive
a free Craftmatic bed, courtesy of Elevation Beds, owners of the Craftmatic
trademark, and CSAH the leading nongovernmental provider of emergency financial aid
to severely wounded troops from the War on Terror.

"When I first learned that Rory was alive, it was like laying a ghost of mine to
rest," said Bredberg. "It doesn't erase all the horrible things that I experienced
over there but it definitely helps. I am so fortunate to be receiving this new bed,
Stacy and I are so excited that I might now get a good nights sleep."

Craftmatic and CSAH have teamed up to give away one bed a week to wounded troops in
CSAH identifies deserving troops and Craftmatic sends them a bed - no strings
attached - as a way of showing appreciation for their sacrifice through the
Craftmatic Cares program.

"Craftmatic is so proud to be able to help Tim sleep soundly," said Eric Kraftsow,
Elevation Bed, LLC. "The troops that we're helping have given so much of
themselves for our country. Working with the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
has provided us with the opportunity to donate a gift that we know will make a great
impact in a hero's life."

Bredberg will be receiving his bed on February 12, 2008 at 10:00 AM EST.

For more information about CSAH, please visit

For more information about Craftmatic, please visit

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About the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes:
The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is a 501 (c)(3), non-partisan, non-profit
organization dedicated to helping the severely wounded veterans returning from Iraq
and Afghanistan and their families rebuild their lives. The organization is the top
nongovernmental association helping wounded troops from Operation Enduring Freedom
and Operation Iraqi Freedom and since its 2004 inception, has assisted over 6,000

Over $11 million dollars has been distributed to date to prevent car repossessions
and utility shut-offs while trips to sporting events, entertainment parks, and shows
help service members boost morale, break the boredom of the routine of recuperation
and help reintegrate wounded troops into civilian life. The annual all expense paid
Road to Recovery Conference provides seminars, career counseling, job fairs,
evaluations, and inspirational success stories.

CSAH has partnered with numerous celebrities including LeAnn Rimes, Dave Matthews
Band, Gary Sinise, Toby Keith, Charlie Daniels, Regis Philbin and Big & Rich and
Fortune 500 corporations like Kellogg's, GNC and GM, to help further our cause.

For more information or to learn how you can help, please visit the website at

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Contact Details: Contact:
Kristin Bostic

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