Stories of Service

They protect and save us.

We admire them and aspire to be like them. In uniform, in our communities, in every branch of the military, our heroes give their all —and sometimes the ultimate sacrifice.

These are their stories. On the eleventh of every month, we celebrate these selfless men and women with profiles of their service. Reflecting on their accomplishments and respecting each challenge overcome. Take note. Take pride. Please join us in honoring them here.

Passion in the Service of Others

This deployment set the tone for pretty much the rest of my life because on this deployment I saw the true nature and strength of our armed forces,” says Michael “Rod” Rodriguez. “We’re not just hunting down bad guys. We actually do provide safety, security and hope across the world and as a young 18-year-old in Somalia that impacted me greatly and that’s when I found that my passion is truly in the service of others.”

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