Where did you serve and what did you do?
USAF / Air Force Reserve 1978 – 2008, crash fire rescue, CES first sergeant, security police first sergeant, based at Wright Patt AFB, Ohio, deployed to OEF and OIF, Iraq combat veteran.
How are you #StillServing?
My wife and I use our horses providing free equine therapies for veterans with PTSD in southwest Ohio since Jan 2015. I am also a board member for our county veterans service office since 2011 and chaplain for the Ohio State Association of Veterans Services since 2017.
Why do you do it?
During my Reserve years, I was also a firefighter and police officer in my civilian career. I was blessed to have horses as a hobby and they helped me heal from my own mental wounds. It is a blessing from God to have a passion and purpose for the rest of my life. I’m not retired – I am repurposed!