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Authors Alexander F. Barnes and Peter L. Belmonte are Today’s Honoree

This book covers the entire spectrum of military service during World War I. It gives examples, including many photographs, from almost every ethnic and national group in the United States during this time. Including draft registration, induction and training, stateside … 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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TroopsDirect Founder Aaron Negherbon is Today’s Honoree

In 2010, San Ramon, CA-based Aaron Negherbon received an email from a friend who was serving with the Marines in Afghanistan and commanding 150 forward-deployed troops. In the note, the soldier mentioned to Aaron that they were badly in need … Continue reading

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Family Over Football Hero Brandon O’Brien is Today’s Honoree

Wide receiver Brandon O’Brien might just have the best backstory of anyone in this year’s NFL draft. After graduating University High School in Orlando, O’Brien walked on at Kentucky. He played JV against D2 and NAIA teams in his first … 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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National Veterans Transitions, Inc’s own Ronne Froman and Maurice D. Wilson are Today’s Honorees

Ronne Froman Chairman/CEO, RADM USN and Maurice D. Wilson President/National Executive Director, MCPO USN both of the National Veterans Transition Services Inc  have been nominated for Today’s Honoree because of their REBOOT Program, which has helped many other military veteran families transition smoothly into … Continue reading

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Download Our Troops Developer Brenda Brown Is Today’s Honoree

The concept behind Download Our Troops is to create a new dedicated digital music site or what we call a “COMMUNITY”, where many of the 27 million US Military active and retired men and women, who proudly have worn the … Continue reading

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