All posts tagged: recipient

Matthew Sullivan

After previously serving 4 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, Matthew Sullivan joined the U.S. Army in August of 2008. After infantry training and jump school, he reported to the 82nd Airborne Division and was deployed to Afghanistan a year later. On August 25th, 2010, at the end of his deployment, Matthew was the last


Sergeant Julian P Torres USMC (Ret) was born on December 10, 1987 in California’s farm freckled Central Valley. Six months after graduating from high school he enlisted and went to United States Marine Corps Recruit training in January 2007 graduating that March from MCRD San Diego. The following April, Julian reported to the School of Infantry


Jordan Stevenson entered the Navy June 2006, born and raised in Elk Grove Ca. He spent 7 years active duty in the Navy as an EOD tech, the majority in the EOD career on a dive team locating and discarding underwater mines and bombs. On his first deployment to Afghanistan with the 3rd/75th rangers he sustained a


Retired SGT Brian Jergens joined the army as a 68W Combat Medic in March of 2007. After serving for three years at Ft. Myer, VA in the “Old Guard,” the Army’s official ceremonial unit and escort to the president, Brian received orders to Ft. Riley Kansas, home of the “Big Red One.” On August 7,


Meet Alejandro Jauregui.  Alex was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on April 12 1985. When he was three years old his dad moved the family to Williams, CA where Alex grew up. When he was only eight years old his dad died in fatal car accident, he was then raised by his mom. Alex graduated high


Noah Bailey, a Nevada County, California native, enlisted in the Army in 2003 and served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in a scout sniper platoon as a gunner and designated marksman. In late 2005, in the Zabul province of Afghanistan, Noah suffered severe injuries when the lead vehicle he was gunning took a direct hit


Jared Lemon joined the United States Army in 2006 and deployed twice with the 82ND Airborne to Afghanistan. During his second deployment, he and his gunner were hit by an IED. Jared lost his right arm and has extensive damage to the right side of his back. Raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Jared played hockey all


Adam was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and lived there until 1998 until the age of thirteen. He has one sister, Courtney. Adam was a member of the Boy Scouts and Air Cadets and attended his first boot camp with Air Cadets at Greenwood Base in Nova Scotia. He participated in soccer and was on


Joshua is a 2005 graduate of Capital Christian School in Sacramento. Shortly after graduation, he moved with his family from Roseville to Loomis and enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 2006. He served with Presidential Security Services at Camp David for both George W. Bush and Barack Obama before transferring into the Infantry. Corporal


Chris Paulsen is a Veteran of the United States Navy. He served our great country from Aug 1990 to November 1995. Chris was hurt in the line of duty aboard the U.S.S Constellation. He was an aviation ordananceman and was responsible for Arming and De-Arming missiles and bomb on various aircraft. He got a little