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USAF Captain Nathan Nelson

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

In December 2017, Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson, his wife, Jennifer, and their 3-year-old daughter, received a ground-up, mortgage-free home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Captain Nelson barely escaped death when a rocket-propelled grenade fired by Taliban extremists hit his forward operating base in Afghanistan in September of 2013. Tragically, his body took the brunt… Continue Reading USAF Captain Nathan Nelson

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Army Master Sergeant George Vera

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Military service also runs in his family-his father served in the Marines. It was out of love for his country that inspired Master Sergeant George Vera to join the Army in June of 1995 out of Nashville, Tennessee. In August of 2015, Master Sergeant Vera’s base came under attack from a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device… Continue Reading Army Master Sergeant George Vera

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USMC Sergeant Kirstie Ennis

Monday, April 25, 2016

U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Kirstie Ennis nearly died when the CH-53D helicopter she was flying in as an aerial gunner crash landed in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in June of 2012. The accident broke her left ankle and caused severe damage to her leg, tore her rotator cuff and labrum, injured the cervical discs… Continue Reading USMC Sergeant Kirstie Ennis