Abe Trindle is a freshman in history from Martinsville, Indiana.
Service then: Abe enlisted in the Navy in 2001 and became a member of SEAL Team 8 after graduating BUD/S class 241. He has served three tours in Iraq. “In high school, I was involved in many extracurricular activities, but was an underachiever. I wanted to [...]
Stefany Mertins Jones is a senior in the coordinated program in dietetics from Missoula, Montana.
Service then: Stefany spent eight years in the United States Navy, stationed in the Pacific Northwest. As a hospital corpsman first class, she provided medical care to reservists before and after deployment. “Their health was my number one priority.”
Service now: Growing [...]
Bryan Morris is a junior in construction management from Greenwood, South Carolina.
Service then: Bryan joined the Marine Corps, noting, “I figured that if I was going to do it, I wanted to be in the best branch.” He served two combat tours in Iraq, and was a fire team leader on his first deployment and [...]
Dylan Meadows is a junior in premedicine/medical technology from Martinsville, Indiana.
Service then: Dylan joined the National Guard when he was 17, was called to active duty in 2007, and served a combat tour in Iraq, in the Sunni Triangle near Al-Quayyarah. He was wounded when his vehicle was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) [...]
Miriam Chacon Boesch is a PhD student in special education from Dell City, Texas.
Service then: An Army reservist since 1995, Miriam was deployed to Iraq in February 2007 — five months before her contract was due to end. She served as a medic and project purchasing officer with a civilian affairs company stationed in Baghdad. [...]