Hero Stories

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SGT Tracey Ford

July 20, 2015

“I am so honored to know someone who cares. Know what you are doing is giving us hope.”

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Captain Jason Pak: “I have absolutely no regrets”

July 20, 2015

Captain Jason Pak traveled the world as an Army brat. In 2007, he received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating…
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Sergeant Kirstie Ennis: “There’s never a reason to give up”

July 20, 2015

“Snowboarding saved my life,” says Sergeant Kirstie Ennis, a veteran of two deployments to Afghanistan. “Being a part of Team Semper Fi changed my life for…
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First Lieutenant Micah Andersen: “Very little has changed except my shoe size”

May 24, 2015

Born in Arco, Idaho, and raised in Idaho and New Mexico (his family moved to Los Alamos when he was an adolescent), First Lieutenant Micah Andersen…
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Battle Brothers Reunited by The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation at the 2015 Celebrity Fight Night

March 28, 2015

On November 26, 2010, United States Marines Sergeant Gabriel Martinez and Corporal Justin Gaertner saw their lives irrevocably altered in a split-second, a moment that would…
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Staff Sergeant Mark Zambon: “I am fiercely proud of my sacrifice.”

March 12, 2015

“I had my digging knife with me,” says Staff Sgt Mark Zambon, recalling July 5, 2012, the day he reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. “I…
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Valentine’s Day 2015

January 27, 2015

“For the first couple of years we were together, we didn’t spend Valentine’s Day with each other,” said Courtney Carnes, who met her husband Garrett in…
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Master Sergeant Cedric K., USA

November 24, 2014

“I had a bad day at work,” Cedric says, recalling July 25, 2012—the day he stepped on an IED. “My bad day at work just happened…
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