We are the land of the free because we are the home of the brave. This Memorial Day, USAA salutes those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
First, Mr. Martin K.A. Morgan author of "The Americans On D-Day - A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion". Mr. Morgan joins us from Fort Benning, where he is at the US Army Airborne School.
Following that, Gold Star Mother Jill Stephenson - mother of Corporal Ben Kopp. Corporal Benjamin S. Kopp, 21, of Rosemount, Minnesota, died July 18, 2009, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington of wounds suffered July 10, 2009, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Corporal Ben Kopp Memorial Ride is July 25-26. More: The Heart of a Hero Beats On, go here and read the story.
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