Stories Of Service

If These Walls Could Talk, They’d Tell You About Service | Roy Gene Turner

Stories of Service | Roy Turner Jr | July 2017

“Roy Gene Turner Jr. wasn't just a Police Officer. He was someone to look up to. He was a friend. He was a mentor. He wasn’t just an acquaintance, he was a brother in arms.”

And although such tributes all speak in the past tense of what Turner WAS, his memory is very much in the present. Killed in the line of duty, those shots still ring out today. His six-week-old son left behind is now a teenager. His Mom he loved so dearly wears his badge number daily.

If These Walls Could Talk, They’d Tell You About Service | Felipe Pereira

Stories of Service | Felipe Pereira | July 2017"When I look at these walls, I see history. I see tradition. I see service that came before me and I see service that will come after me.” The before and after of Felipe Pereira inspires us to this day. 

Born in Brazil, moving to the U.S. at age 17, becoming a citizen just before deployment with the 101st Airborne, he led bravely in Kandahar, Afghanistan. That’s where his commitment to duty

If These Walls Could Talk, They’d Tell You About Service | Suzanne Scheafer

Suzanne Scheafer SoS Blog 100x100The knock on the door came at 1:12 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2013. William C. “Billy” Trapnell IV, a petty officer with Coast Guard Sector Boston, had died. Enlisted at 17, he served for six years as an Army Ranger—including a tour in Iraq—before joining the Coast Guard.

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