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We were sadden to hear of the passing of an extraordinary VukPack member, SSG James L. Wento. The Staff Sgt. was a huge supporter of VukGripz since our start. He really helped our company grow by supporting our small business during his softball career. To honor his memory, we created the SSG JAMES L. WENTO TRIBUTE GRIP! This grip can be used in any sport or on anything you'd like to apply it too.  

100% of the profits will be donated to the SSG JAMES L. WENTO scholarship called: THE GLOVE. This was created by his family to honor his memory and to provide support to students!

"James was a very humble, dedicated soldier, and an inspiration to many. He was a loving son, brother and daddy. He was a mentor, and was involved in the big brother program and loved it. James was selfless and would do anything to help someone in need!" - Katy Wento (sister)

James was a Staff Sgt. in the Military stationed in South Korea at Camp Humphreys. He was assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. 

"SSG Wento was an extraordinary Soldier, leader, and father," Lt. Col. Bridget Dalziel, Wento's battalion commander, said in a news release. "He was an important member of the 2-2 Assault Helicopter Battalion family and will be sincerely missed."


After a great response with the support for James and his family, we are excited to announce we will be making more of these grips! Production has already started and we will do our best to get these completed and shipped one day during the week of March 15th. So, any order placed prior will be a PRE ORDER and will be shipped once the grips are complete. We are making some extra to keep in stock as well! We will do our best to keep these grips available for all that would like to honor James! So, thank you in advanced for your patience and understand as this is a new opportunity for us! We will do our best to make these grips as available as we can!

FOR UPDATES, please contact James (Jim) Kujan (Arizona) on Facebook Messenger. He will be able to help answer any questions you may have! Also, if stock runs out, we will do our best to make more as soon as possible. We use this part of the product page to keep everyone updated on PRE ORDER opportunities when stock runs out!  

Thank You

Buy purchasing this grip, we want to thank you for your support! We hope to help provide support to his family and to the scholarship they created to honor his memory!  


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
tyler black
Love them

Have ordered 6 so far. Great way to honor a great man

Tawnie S
SSG James Wento

Thank you for making these. My granddaughter, James Wentos daughter Jaelyn loved this idea to memorialize her dad and is putting this away with all her other mementos.

Edward Harris
Thank you

Thank you for honoring my brother. And supporting his family. This meant alot to me and so many others. Once agian thank you

mickey burger
Love my new gripz!!!!

I definitely recommend this product, keep up the great work!!!