TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning, along with Building Homes for Heroes and Chase, presented U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Eric Fisher and his family with a commemorative key to their mortgage free home in Sebring, FL. Fisher, his wife Caroline and their service dog, Lola, were presented the key during the first period of Thursday's game against the New York Rangers and will move into their new home next week.
U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant Eric Fisher joined the military after graduating high school in 1984 and served the country for 30 years. Despite sustaining numerous injuries while serving, Fisher received multiple honorable awards. He was awarded the Meritorious Unit Award, the Outstanding Unit Award with two leaf clusters and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with service star, among many others.
Additionally, the Lightning celebrated their annual Military Appreciation Night on Thursday, which included the team wearing specialty military jerseys during warmups. The jerseys will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the Lightning Foundation.