2020 Conquering Kili Class
U.S. Army Veteran
Los Angeles, CA
David Rendón is a 10 year U.S. Army Combat Veteran. Rendón was born in Guatemala and came to the United States when he was 6 years old. He deployed to Iraq and Kuwait in 2008-2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Wrecker Operator (Mechanic) and a .50 cal machine gunner. While serving, Rendón conducted more than 15 Combat Logistics Patrols and drove over 12,000 miles in Iraq and Kuwait, conducting convoy recovery operations.
While serving in the California Army National guard, Rendón also served as an Honor Guard team leader where he conducted more than 200 memorial and burial services for Veterans, Active duty, Reserve and National Guard Service members.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.