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Celebrate some of our veterans and our families with us! Read their stories and meet some of their loved ones!

Noelle Ward’s Uncle, Charles S. Burr, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, 1950-54, served in Korea, and re-enlisted in 1958, becoming a master sergeant flying C-130s, and serving in Vietnam. Chuck retired in 1977 from the military but spent the rest of his life in service as a volunteer at AdventHealth DeLand and with various other organizations.
He is shown receiving his Air Force Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Both for heroism and/or extraordinary achievement while in flight.
Tyler Braxmeier’s father, Jim Braxmeier, served in the US Army and retired as a Lt. Colonel.
John Fitzpatrick served in the Air Force.
Monique Mattila’s father, Msgt. Robert “Bob” R. Mattila was in the US Air Force and served in Vietnam.
Bart Stewart’s son, Adrien, is a senior in the Naval Academy this year.
Both Butch Tucker and his daughter, Danielle, served in the Navy.
Trip Walters and Cassie Morgan’s great grandfather George Henry Walters.
Dominic Cacolici’s grandparents, Agnus and Srgt. Fred Bejcek, are pictured. Srgt. Bajcek served in Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal.
Jennifer Little’s partner, Sergent Harry C. Guest, has served in the army for 12 years.
Oliver Sliva
Anna Pounders’ late Grandpa, George “Bud” Day was a military hero and the most decorated US Military Officer since Douglas MacArthur.
Beverly Johnson’s father, Bryce David Carver, served as an Army Ranger in Vietnam. He is pictured in both of the top photos. Her childhood sweetheart, Jon Wiggins II (first photo), Jon’s brother, Jason (second photo), and Jason’s son, Justin (third photo), all served in the Marine Corps.
Sergeant Cameron Livingston, MWSS-373 Data Systems Engineer Chief, served in Operation Inherent Resolve supporting all ground and air combat operations with communications.
Danielle Eberhardt’s father, Howard W. Doig, served in the Army.
Emily Hubbard’s husband, Al, retired as a senior chief in the Navy.
Denise Saltzman, a young and boisterous woman who wanted to protect the United States and everyone’s freedom served in the Navy.
Georgia Stoppenbrink’s father, Ken Mylius, was a WWII Vet and Paratrooper for the Army, (her mother is pictured with him). His special unit was known as the Black Devils, and there is a movie about his outfit called the Devils Brigade.
Glenn Climer’s dad & Kurtis Climer’s grandfather, Don Climer, served in the Navy during the Korean War and was a TLCer for 10 years in the 1980s.
Jim Braxmeier’s father served in the Army.
Karen Sanders’ brother served in the Air Force and her mother served in the Navy.
Lee Buquo served 10 years in the Air Force as a Staff Sargent (E-5).
Ray Stacey served in the 2nd Battalion; 1st Regiment; 1st Marine Division of the Marine Corps. He is pictured at Marble Mountain south of DaNang, Vietnam in 1969.
Scott Henry served in the Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer / EOD.
Sheryl Swartzle’s uncle, Harry Brannon, served in the Army and fought in Vietnam.
Steve Syphard retired from submarine duty with the Navy in 1994 after 20 years.
Tim McCord served in the Air Force from November 1974 to November 1982. Staff Sergeant, Electronic Warfare Technician assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing Strategic Air command. His son, Evan Patrick McCord, is a 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, and the 7th generation who has served in the military.