Disney CEO Bob Iger receives Navy SEAL Foundation honor, recognizes soliders


The Los Angeles Evening of Tribute benefiting a Navy SEAL Foundation lifted $4 million to advantage a organization’s Naval Special Warfare community, that provides financial, emotional, and healing support for bleeding soldiers and families of depressed post-9/11 veterans.

Bob Iger, Walt Disney chair and CEO, was feted with a Navy SEAL Foundation’s loyalist endowment during a Thursday night soiree, reason during a Beverly Wilshire Hotel. “Pirates of a Caribbean” writer Jerry Bruckheimer, a former target of a award, was there to benefaction Iger with a honor, as good as master of ceremonies Jimmy Kimmel.


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Additional guest enclosed producer Brian Grazer, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, actress Zoe Saldana, New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft — who donated $100,000 during a eventuality — U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, and keynote orator Leon E. Panetta, former CIA executive and U.S. secretary of defense. David Foster was also on palm to yield low-pitched entertainment.

“We contingency never destroy to commend a sacrifices done by soldiers on a behalf,” pronounced Iger, whose Work Here debate has placed scarcely 26,000 returning veterans in company-wide jobs. “My father served in a Navy in World War II. Back afterwards fight was an appreciated sacrifice. In Vietnam, a soldiers came behind to a deeply divided nation. Every era of veterans deserves a lifetime of gratitude.”

But a many touching and romantic impulse of a night came when Christina Valentine, whose father was killed in a line of avocation as a Navy SEAL, delivered a defence to reason a memories of those depressed soldiers in a hearts. There was not a dry eye in a house.

“It’s been 9 years given [my husband] Tom died and that impulse when we found out will never leave me, and it’s made a chairman that we have become,” Valentine said. :These soldiers had a job and it was to offer their country. We contingency never forget a sacrifices that they have endured.”