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I enlisted in July 2007 as a 68W combat medic. Served 3 months in Egypt for support in Almaza. Swapped as a recruiter for a time. Got out in Jan 2013. I went into firefighting after my time in service because I felt the need to serve and hell my country still. Due to physical injuries I had to stop fire fighting and am in school to get eventually get my masters in psychology. Currently I train service dogs for veterans with a fellow Warrior Pointe member.
Former FMF Hospital Corpsman, 25 year career in the Fire Service & retired as a Battalion Chief. Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Tallahassee Fire Department Hazardous Materials Responce Team. 5 years SWAT Medic Team Leader, Tallahassee Police Department Tactical Apprehension & Control Team. USAR Tech, Medical Specialist, Safety Officer, FLTF-7. Type 3 IMT Operations Section Chief with the City of Tallahassee.
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Ryan Weaver is a high energy, all-American, rockin’ country music artist who proudly served as an active duty Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 3, in the United States Army. His first co-written single, “Crank It” was recently released to secondary radio with its music video playing nationally on ZUUS Country and The Heartland Network. His follow up single, Growing up with a family of eleven in a small town in Floral City, central Florida, Ryan joined the Army right after high school. After several years of working in the Military Intelligence field, Ryan followed in the footsteps of both of his two older brothers, Steve and Aaron, by attending Warrant officer Candidate School and flight school. He graduated top of his class in flight school, becoming a Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot.
LOGAN STARK SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR AT READYMAN,CONTENT MANAGER MANAGER AT BLACK RIFLE COFFEE COMPANY AND WRITTER AT AFGHANISTAN COMBAT FOOTAGE-FUNKER 530 Logan Stark
After his enlistment as a Scout Sniper in the Marine Corps, Logan Stark, attended Michigan State University where he created the documentary "For the 25," a memorial film honoring the 25 Marines lost in his unit's deployment to Afghanistan. Upon graduating he began blogging for Funker530 In August he accepted a position as content manager for the Readyman Network and Black Rifle Coffee Company. Last month he was able to be on set for the veteran funded Range 15 movie.
Captain John “Woody” Woodall is a retired Fire Captain from Raleigh N.C. He was the Chief of Operations with the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation from Feb. 2000 until Feb. 2011. He was the official liaison from N.C. to New York after Sept. 11, 2001. During this time Captain Woodall researched the best ways possible to assist the families of the 343 firefighters killed on 9-11. He found the FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation who was in desperate need of transportation for the families. Through this research four fifteen-passenger vans were donated to the foundation and $380,000 donated to the Thomas Elsassor Fund. This fund was set up for non-line of duty deaths; two retired firefighters that were not in an official capacity were also killed on 9-11 trying to help others. During this time the firefighters of NC collected over $7,500,000 for the families of 9-11.
Authors of a Heart of Veteran: Adam Kinosh, Dr. Leoan Di Amore, Evin Bodle, Michael Dennis Le Buhn Jr., Brian Christ, Cristos Dragatsis, Jack Erwin, Nathanial Lobas, Steven Scott Olijar, William P.Tyree, and Michael J. Wohead.
Robert Canine enlisted in the US Army in 1999. During his 11 years of service as an Infantryman he was deployed to Iraq twice, in 2003 with 4th ID and in 2008 with 1st ID. On May, 17th 2009 a US combat patrol was attacked in Baghdad, Iraq; the attack was initiated by an EFP that hit the vehicle Robert was riding in resulting in the amputation of both legs below the knee. He was evacuated to Walter Reed where he spent 18 months rehabilitating and was medically retired. Robert returned to Missouri after his military service and battled with PTSD and depression for 4 years until finding the spark that enabled him to move on. After finding healing through holistic therapies and education on PTSD and moral injury, Robert has been working to promote awareness and education on veteran suicide, moral injury, and PTSD.
Heidi Hollis is a unique voice in this paranormally challenged world of ours. She is the first author to write about the topic of Shadow People and The Hat Man, giving them both their descriptive names to describe these dark menaces now interrupting lives around the globe. Heidi Hollis is the first to have taken them on in her book The Secret War, which details her personal story in dealing with Shadow People, and how positive and negative alien beings are connected to them!
Her newest book, The Hat Man: The True Story of Evil Encounters, is proving to be one of the hottest paranormal books and topics out there! Hollis finally directly taps into the topic that has haunted her and the thousands who have contacted her over the years about this dark man seen worldwide. Nothing is held back as she delves into who The Hat Man is, what he's doing and how we can all stop him!
Hollis has a friendly approach to taking on unusual topics, using her personal journeys and healthy sense of humor as an example! Hollis’ acclaimed book, Jesus Is No Joke, is based on personal and on-the-level encounters with Jesus and visits to both Heaven and Hell. Her book Picture Prayers is based on a new method of prayer done visually as taught in an angelic encounter, which may one day lead us all to communicating telepathically with each other!
Hollis has been featured on various television and radio programs around the world. Most notably, she has appeared on The Unexplained Files, Beyond Belief, The Science Channel, TBS, SyFy Channel/Steven Spielberg’s “Taken” Tour, several appearances on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, Telemundo, Discovery Channel’s Mystery Hunters and a cast member of the pilot/series X-OPS.
On this Labor Day edition of Georgia Wrestling Now, Wrestling with Pop Culture's Jonathan Williams welcomes Matt Hankins back as co-host. A lot has changed for Hankins since his days on GWN, so he will fill us in on what he is up to at Platinum Championship Wrestling as Sacred Ground approaches. Our guest this week is Northeast tag team grappler "The Juice" JT Dunn, who makes his Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment debut on Sept. 13 challenging Jimmy Rave for the Georgia Wrestling Crown. Dunn discusses his numerous wrestling achievements, incluidng being dubbed Professional Wrestling's Savior and That New Knockout Kid, teaming with Chris Hero and more. Listen live every Monday at 7 p.m. EST and call 347-324-5735 for questions or comments.
Oscar De Vere Morris I was Navy USS America CV 66 84 88 four rears in the reserve.
If you want you can chose any photos on the page except of the veterans holding the canes.
Fishing on the Lake I got an old dead Cypress limb . I make art out of all kinds of wood. I took the limb to the shop and thought it would make a cool walking cane. People liked it I made more. I put hand made wooden gear shifter knobs on the tops . I decited since my sales skills are no good I would give them away. I chose to give them to veterans that are cane dependent. Made a facebook page. Made a video. Told everone to hit like . They did ,it went Viral. Now I have a back log of over 400 orders. Slowly getting help. But would love to see more help fro fellow Veterans. Its as most say Gods work. Its supporting a Brother or a Sister. In a time we feel pushed aside. We come together.
Ron Breland U.S.
Army Staff Sergeant Ron Breland (Ret.) served in the United States Army from 1990 to 2005as a DoD Certified Firefighter and a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Specialist. As a third generation firefighter, Breland realized early that his destiny was to serve. In 1993, Breland volunteered for the humanitarian-turned-combat mission in Mogadishu,Somalia where he engaged the enemy on his own ground. Unbeknownst to Breland at the time, he suffered a minor Traumatic Brain Injury after a truck explosion. He was also a Quick Reaction Force Member and thwarted a surprise attack on his basecamp by two Somali insurgents which he killed quickly during the “Battle of the Black Sea”. A tour to the war torn region of Kosovo would come later, in 1999, where then Sergeant Breland was hand-picked by the XVIII Airborne Corps Command Staff and named the Task Force Falcon Fire Chief, serving under then BG Carlos Sanchez. Breland successfully ran fire stations on three base camps in two countries while forging mutual aid agreements between the United States
William Hollis is a former pro football player turned motivational speaker. His message of respect, perseverance, heart, family and sacrifice leaves his audiences clinging to every word. He is engaging, sharing both his trials and triumphs and connecting everything to sports, while making real-life applications.
Hollis motivates people to live life boldly and courageously, facing all circumstances with integrity and high character. He believes in making people happy while changing their lives. He currently serves as the defensive line coach for the ASI Panthers (Reading, PA) and motivational speaker for the Reading Raptors.
JT Hollis - Lead Singer: A U.S. Army combat veteran, now following his dream. JT has been singing since he was a child, and all through life. While stationed in Germany, he was the lead singer of his unit's rock band, but never had the chance to play out, as two of his bandmates transfered before the first show.
,,,Proudly joined and served in the US Army a total of 8 years, his time in the military included serving on the front lines during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, with the 3rd Inf. Div. During his time in Germany (87-91), JT was the lead singer of a unit rock band, but the band was disbanded with the closing of his unit after the war. Music was put on the back burner, and the concentration went to his family, and raising his children.
...Several years ago, the fire and passion of singing/songwriting returned with a vengence, and he was back at it again. Over the years, he has reached several milestones, such as 2 time Regional Finalist for the Colgate Country Showdown, Regional Finalist for the National Bowling Karaoke Challenge. His song "Me and You, And the Red, White and Blue" reached #2 on the Independent Music Network Country Charts, as well as won the Michigan Vet Fest Theme Song Contest, which put him onstage in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. He was also the opening act for the Peru AMVETS Open House in Peru, Indiana. "Keep Pushing On", a memorial song for his nephew, reached #4 on Independent Music Network Charts also.
Matthew Burke is a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force Safety Superintendent for an Electronic Combat Group encompassing over 2,000 personnel and $1.5B in assets. Prior to this, he oversaw traffic management, safety, aircraft maintenance, and was an anti-terrorist taskforce leader overseas. Matthew is currently engaged in a doctorate study with Walden University. He is a social scientist seeking a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis in Emergency Management.His background includes various duties in Emergency Management Services, security, firefighting,culinary arts,agriculture,adolescent development,ministry,human resources,student instruction,base operations,safety, and aircraft maintenance.Had deployments to Oman,Kyrgyzstan,Kuwait,and Afghanistan.
Donny O'Malley should be an award winning actor based on his 6 year performance as an Infantry Officer in the play, "Marine Corps," which has been running since 1775. Donny was injured on set and was medically retired. Donny lives in his grandma's sunroom in a senior citizen community. His nextgig is a role starring as the President of a non profit organization in the show "Irreverent Warriors." He kindly asks that you read all his work and... watch all his shows before you kill yourself, and if you still decide to pull the trigger, please leave a suicide note that says,You failed me Donny,"or something to that effect.
Paul Bristol with BC40 is expanding to take veterans on other outdoor adventures throughout the country. BC40 currently offers hunts in Colorado, Kentucky, and an epic fishing trip in British Columbia.BC40 has grown to provide a special place for our nation's veteran's to rediscover and reflect. BC40 is expanding to take veterans on other outdoor adventures throughout the country, BC40 currently offers hunts in Colorado, Kentucky, and an epic fishing trip in British Columbia.
Michael Brown spent four years on active duty achieving the rank of Corporal (Non-Commissioned Officer). Michael then spent two years as an Inactive Reservist for the Marine Corps in Texas, at which time he then re-entered Active Military Service by enlisting in the US ARMY on 27 FEB 2000 with the rank of Specialist and occupational specialty of Motor Transport Operator. From FEB 2004 – FEB 2005, he was deployed to Afghanistan as part of OEF-5, where he earned a Bronze Star, an Army Accommodation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Army Good Conduct Medal. During this deployment in Afghanistan, he sustained injuries warranting a Medical Discharged in JUN 2006. Afterward, he spent three years in Iraq as an Embedded MRAP Mechanic for the DOD and one year with Triple Canopy. During this timeframe, he was again injured twice resulting in two spinal surgeries resulting in artificial disc replacement, titanium cage and a titanium hip replacement. Upon 2 years of recovery and rehabilitation, he began deploying as a Mobility Instructor for CRUSADERS TRAINING, LLC, where he teaches US ARMY Soldiers Mobility and Recovery measures for the New IMG-MAXXPRO DASH MRAP. Currently, he is focusing his time on earning his Degree in Teaching and focus on being a Strength and Conditioning Coach.I am a disabled veteran who wants to live the rest of my life motivating other disabled veterans to do more than they ever thought they could before...after war.
Poison Clan was one of the most influential groups out the south as well as one of the most slept on. JT was the front man of the group, but also is a solo artist earning plaques, Billboard awards, and then he was off the mainstream radar even though he was still putting out quality albums with good music. He wont be forgotten or slept on here! We welcome him back to the show!