Soldier in Afghan War Zone helping shooting victims back home
ARVADA, Colo. — Sean Horan was just a teenager living in Jefferson County when the Columbine tragedy played out, now he is an ex-soldier still serving in Afghanistan as a contractor, but the movie massacre has him in full-help mode.
“I just want to do some random thing to help these people who were randomly attacked last week,” said Horan.
“I have a collectors edition guitar built by Luthier, George Gorodnitsky, which I am putting up for auction on eBay and my hope is someone like Slash or Santana will step up and bid on this one-of-a-kind guitar to enable us to make a donation to the funds for families being collected in Colorado.”
We spoke with Horan by Skype and his father, Dan Horan in Arvada, who was playing the super-strong guitar on his deck.
“This is a powerful guitar, I am not strong enough to play this beautiful guitar, said the elder Horan who has been playing over the past 40 years. “This ax needs a heavy duty rocker to make it sound like it should!”
Sean is just looking for a way to show survivors and families of victims how much he has been touched by the tragedy and how much he wants to help.
From the other side of the globe, this veteran is giving back in the best way he knows how.
If you have contacts in the world of rock or jazz, let this guitar find a new home with someone who can match the $3,000 Horan wants to get for the prized possession.