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Navy Lieutenant Ismael Tounkara is Today’s Honoree

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – A Navy lieutenant assigned to Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, was recently recognized in an award ceremony, but this Guinea native’s life example is what garnered greater praise. Lt. Ismael … Continue reading

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KeepTree Founder and CEO Jon Loew is Today’s Honoree

Jon Loew, founder and CEO of KeepTree, launched the service “TroopTree” a special video recording platform when he experienced a life-threatening illness and realized he might not be around to share his thoughts and feelings with his children. He searched … Continue reading

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World War II Veteran Bob Gasche is Today’s Honoree

Bob Gasche is a 90-year-old World War II veteran who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as a teenager in 1943 and fought in the famed battle of Iwo Jima at age 21, his first combat.  He lost many friends … Continue reading

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War Veteran Miyoko Hikiji is Today’s Honoree

Miyoko Hikiji joined the U.S. Army in Iowa as a way to pay for a college education. Near the end of her enlistment contract in the Iowa National Guard and before completing her degree in journalism, her unit was called … Continue reading

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Child Sex Abuse Advocate Sims Bartella is Today’s Honoree

From my sexual abuse as a child to my time in the United States Marine Corps—some of my story is magic—some of it is tragic. I am sharing it with the hope that it will inspire the world one person … Continue reading

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GovX Entrepreneurs Marc and Shannon Van Buskirk are Today’s Honorees

For those who protect and serve, for those that stand in the line of duty, the Van Buskirk husband and wife duo have found a way give back – with a little peace of mind and a lot of savings. … Continue reading

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Today’s Honoree is Captain Lewis Larkin O’Hern III

Captain Lewis Larkin O’Hern III is a West Point 2008 graduate and deployed with the 101st Airborne out of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky in June of 2010. Larkin spent 7 months serving as an infantry platoon leader in Kandahar, Afghanistan before … Continue reading

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