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Ish Villegas | U.S. Air Force

Ish Villegas | U.S. Air Force

My name is Ish Villegas and I am the United States Air Force Combat Controller assigned to US Special Operations Command Care Coalition based at San Antonio Military Medical Center as a Care Coalition Liaison. While on a mission in Afghanistan, I was wounded on my...

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Amos Benjamin | USMC

Amos Benjamin | USMC

My name is Amos Benjamin. I was born and raised in a small town in Ohio. I joined the Marine Corps on September 11, 2006. I came from a very poor community where not many people leave. I followed in the footsteps of my older brother and grandfather who were also...

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Bobby Dove | U.S. Army

Bobby Dove | U.S. Army

I am Staff Sergeant Bobby Dove and I joined the Army in 2008 and became a Green Beret in the Army Special Forces in 2011. Deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, I was wounded while on a combat patrol by an improvised explosive device. I spent seven months at Walter Reed...

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Mark McDuffie | U.S. Air Force

Mark McDuffie | U.S. Air Force

I am SSgt retired Mark McDuffie from Geneva, Alabama.  I began proudly serving in the United States Air Force in 1997. On my second tour to Iraq in 2007, I was assigned to a Weapons Intelligence Team that was responsible for collecting all the forensics from explosive...

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Craig Dye | U.S. Air Force

Craig Dye | U.S. Air Force

Hello and thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself and explain why I’m committed to serving wounded warriors through Jeep Sullivan’s Outdoor Adventures (JSOA). ​From a very young age, I always wanted to fly and become a fighter pilot.  After graduating from...

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Joel Schneller | USMC

Joel Schneller | USMC

My name is Joel Schneller and I am a USMC Veteran.  I was born and raised in rural northern New York in the small town of Heuvelton and graduated from high school in 2000. Having always enjoyed the outdoors I majored in Natural Resource Conservation and earned  an...

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Bryan Schrader | U.S. Army

Bryan Schrader | U.S. Army

My name is Bryan Schrader. I’m from Canton, Ohio, and I was an Airborne Ranger. Joining the Army at 18 was an easy choice for me because it’s been my family’s tradition to serve and defend this country since the 1600s, and I’m proud to be a part of that lineage. I...

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