By Chaz Palisoc, Consultant, Development Programs, AT&T
In December of 2015, I was at home with my family enjoying the rest of the holiday season when multiple tornadoes hit the Dallas area. We later found out that some of our friends were impacted by one of the tornados. My natural instinct was to get in the car immediately to provide the support they needed. In all honesty, I did not have a plan. I just wanted to help.
“Serving in the military has made me a better person, someone who is not afraid to speak his mind and take on challenges,” says John Fineran, 37, a territory manager assistant for Smithfield’s Hog Production Division in West Central Iowa. “That has certainly helped me in my work.”
Jurmon Baker comes from a family with a history of military service, so joining the Army straight out of high school seemed like a logical decision for this native of Lawrenceville, Georgia.
“What could be more admirable than fighting for your country?” asks Baker, now 38. “I served for five years with tours in Fort Riley, Fort Lewis, Fort Hood, and Darmstadt, Germany. Upon completing my five-year enlistment in 2001, I held the rank of E5 sergeant.”
Kayla Baumfalk joined the Nebraska Army National Guard in 2003, just out of high school. She would spend 11 years in this reserve component of the U.S. military—one of them deployed to Iraq—before her honorable discharge in 2014.
“I had planned to remain in the National Guard, but after my husband and I had our first child in 2012 I couldn’t bear the thought of leaving again,” explains the 31-year old former specialist.
By Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President, Military And Veteran Affairs, Comcast Cable
This month, Comcast NBCUniversal was honored to host two special screenings of DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You For Your Service. The Washington, DC event included an introspective discussion featuring Director Jason Hall, Actor Miles Teller, and Adam Schumann, the real-life veteran whose story is told in the film. In Philadelphia, U.S. Marine Corps Lt.
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Country music legend Lee Greenwood has a voice, and a heart, for service. As the national ambassador for Helping a Hero, he flies all over the country to perform and present wounded soldiers with keys to new, handicap-accessible homes. He is also a spokesperson for Disabled American Veterans, “Products for Good” and the Honor 1 Campaign. Lee has performed his iconic 1983 hit, “God Bless the USA,” at numerous charitable events throughout his career, including a performance at New York City’s Yankee Stadium just a few days after 9/11.