"My inspiration was my stepfather, a retired Navy Master Chief. I served in the Air Force 27 years and my proudest moment was a deployment to Laos with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. There, I provided communications for search and investigation teams looking for evidence to account for our fallen heroes.
"No matter where I was serving, just knowing I had the proud duty to defend our great nation made it all worthwhile. Coming home to see family safe, healthy and happy put the exclamation mark on the sacrifices. It was an honor to serve and I have tremendous gratitude for both the freedoms we enjoy and the sacrifices made by so many."
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