Where did you serve and what did you do?
I was a combat medic with the 115th CSH out of FT Polk. We were charged with an area medical support mission in Iraq 2008 to 2009. I am now a reservist out of San Antonio.
How are you #StillServing?
I volunteered to mobilize with a medical unit at FT Hood. Our mission is to ensure the medical readiness of units deploying and returning. We are now almost exclusively tasked with preparing and pushing out soldiers for the COVID-19 mission, Operation AERIUM. I am joined by several other VFW members and we will be here until the crisis passes.
Why do you do it?
I believe wholeheartedly in the virtue of service. The Army has given me the skill set and experience needed to make a difference and it would be a waste if I didn’t make the most of it. There is a lot of fear out there now and it will take a maximum effort on our part to maintain the public’s trust in our institutions. Also, it doesn’t hurt that I enjoy the work and comradery.