Service

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Jeff Ward

Retired Specialist (US Army) Jeff Ward signed up for the Army a week after high school, spending two years with the Army and another six with the National Guard. Although he was offered many career paths by the military, Jeff chose to follow his passion in the culinary field. After serving in the Army mess hall, he…

Benjamin Keechler

Ben served in the United States Army as a helicopter mechanic, serving in one tour to Korea.He continued in the private sector as a mechanic following his service. While on a camping trip with his family he felt poorly and lay down, at which time he started feeling numbness in his hands. By morning he…

Raymond Hernandez

Retired Specialist E4, US Army.  Ray served in the infantry from 1985-1988 stationed in Germany and Ft. Knox.  After his military career he suffered a gunshot wound causing a spinal cord injury, resulting in paraplegia.  He is very active and enjoys swimming and wheelchair tennis.

Damien Davis

Staff Sergeant Damien dedicated 16 years to the US Army, as a truck driver in Korea, to a recruiter in Alaska, to a tour in Kuwait.  He’s now working through the effects of Buerger’s disease, the loss of circulation to arms and legs due to inflammation in the arteries.  With one leg amputated, he’s an…

Matthew Pundyk

Specialist Matthew has served in the US Army for more than 3 years, serving as a Calvary scout and a dismount team leader.  While serving in Afghanistan he stepped on an IED and lost his left leg, the hearing in his left ear and suffered shrapnel damage to his right leg.  He’s looking forward to…