Bennie Adkins Foundation - De Oppresso Liber Cuff
Through military connections and the dream to open a jewelry design studio, our friendship with Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins was born.
Bennie Adkins served this country for more than twenty years in the United States Army, the majority of his time spent in Special Forces (Green Berets). He was deployed to Vietnam three times, and during his second deployment was involved in heroic efforts which eventually led to the awarding of the Medal of Honor in 2014. After his retirement at the rank of Command Sergeant Major, he continued his education, eventually obtaining his Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees from Troy University. He then established his own accounting firm and operated for 22 years until retirement. It is this legacy of service, sacrifice, and commitment that his foundation continues by offering educational assistance through scholarships to Special Forces soldiers.
The Bennie Adkins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose aim is to carry on the legacy of Bennie Adkins by providing educational scholarships to Special Forces soldiers. Our hope is to reward deserving soldiers who have demonstrated the courage, sacrifice, and patriotism inherent in the Special Forces, and aid them as they continue trying to improve themselves through education. We strongly feel that providing scholarships to the soldiers will assist as they transition out of the military and into civilian life.
As a military family, we understand the importance of giving back to the military community. We hope to help raise money alongside the Adkins family by donating our time and materials to create the De Oppresso Liber Cuff. “De Oppresso Liber” is the motto of the United States Army Special Forces and is Latin for “to free from oppression.”
100% of the proceeds will go towards scholarship funding at the Bennie Adkins Foundation.
“The true heroes are those soldiers who are serving today, and I am looking to give something back and help them as they transition into civilian life." — BENNIE ADKINS