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.

A family man and a soldier

“He was always a family man. Even when I married him I knew he would be,” says Mary Anne Mitchell of her husband Colonel Mark Mitchell (Ret.) and his decision to prioritize his family when making decisions about his military career. “To the Army, I was replaceable. To my wife and my children, I am irreplaceable,” added Mark.

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