Where did you serve and what did you do?
I served in the Navy, Army, and Air Force. I was in Communications and Air Transportation. I served in Guantanamo Bay, aboard the ship during the Iran Hostage Crisis and in Afghanistan.
How are you #StillServing?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have continued nonstop helping to provide food for the needy through a mobile food pantry that comes to the school I work at once a month. I have also continued to provide care for animal shelter dogs and cats and have trained dogs so that they can be adopted.
I am a teacher. Despite our school being shut down last March, some of my classes continued. I kept educating my students via email and online. Our American Legion Post provides scholarships annually for higher education. I assisted with the selection of students, helping to ensure that the scholarship program continued despite the pandemic.
Why do you do it?
People have needs and a pandemic does not cancel out those needs. Needs such as food and education MUST be met. I feel it is important that I do everything I can to help meet those needs in my community.