Where did you serve and what did you do?
USN 1976 – 1986, Machinist Mate Petty Officer Second Class.
How are you #StillServing?
Disabled veteran giving back to the community as a professional Santa and member of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas (IBRBS).
Why do you do it?
During these trying times of the pandemic and even years prior, I have donated my time to the community without charge to see smiling faces and give them hope. This year is exceptional and needed—the lack of money, food, spirit and love of human kindness hurts us in ways you can not imagine.
I put on my happy face, professional Santa continental coat and suit, tell the community to stop by for an hour every Saturday and Sunday before Christmas to talk to Santa so they can tell him what they want for Christmas. It gives hope to the community and welcomed by all, Santa then gives all who visit a Special Santa Coin (sanitized) as a token of their visit.