Where did you serve and what did you do?
US Army 11B, 94B
How are you #StillServing?
I am currently in charge of robbery suppression at an essential banking institution. Money and emotions don’t mix. I am serving to make sure the community has access to their money in these desperate times of need. During COVID-19 and civil/social unrest, we are an essential part of the community and have kept our doors open for the last 4 months, serving the bank and its customers to allow access to their money in this time of need. Individuals who have lost their family members, their jobs, their homes, etc… We are there to support them and let them know we are there for them through COVID and the riots/looting/unrest/violence. I am still here and serving.
Why do you do it?
I have served my country, Christ and community. I have served as a soldier in the U.S. Army as a member of Security Operations to bring outreach (food delivery, shelter and protection to the needy) worldwide in over 35 countries and as a police officer in some of the most dangerous areas in South Central Los Angeles. I have served for over 30 years and will continue to do so. Every year at Christmas since I was 9 years old, my father Henry (82 years old now & Former U.S. Army vet) and I wake up around 2 am and drive to Skid Row in Downtown LA to bring hundreds of self-made bags of clothing, hygiene, food and water and pass them out DIRECTLY to the homeless sleeping and wishing them a good Christmas day, even at the risk of getting COVID and other diseases. We do this to show everyone that we care. It does not matter what race or gender. WE CARE.