Welch is from Manchester, Georgia and served as a Sergeant First Class in the Army. He served from 1954 to 1979 and was stationed in Vietnam, Korea and Germany.
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Smith served in the Army and was in Vietnam War. His daughter Tammy writes "he was proud of his country and his service." Tammy says Smith passed away on June 24 due to health effects from Agent Orange exposure.
"We would love him to be honored this way. Thank you and god bless all who serviced"
Crews is a Army specialist and currently stationed at the Bihsud District, US Army/Air Base, in Afghanistan. He's nominated by his parents Jim and Shelly Crews who write that he just got married in February but only got to spend about 2 weeks with his new wife before being shipped off.
Hardin is from Booneville Arkansas was recently presented a Quilt of Valor for his decades of military service. He served in the Vietnam War and was in the national guard for 32 years before retiring.
Hardin was nominated by his daughter Deedra and just turned 70 years old.
Jessica and Richard are father and daughter who graduated from Navy boot camp on exactly the same day, 22 years apart, on December 6, 1984 and 2006.
Jessica served as a Navy Airman and Richard was a Chief Petty Officer. Richard retired in 2007 and Jessica was served in Norfolk, VA and was attached to the USS Theodore Roosevelt Air craft carrier. Now she lives in Wister, Oklahoma.
Jessica writes that as veterans, "we support our Military one thousand percent!! I just want to thank all of my brothers and sisters of the armed forces living and thank those who have lost their lives to protect my freedom!! God Bless America and God bless our military!!"
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