Despite tremendous loss in his background, Robert B. Wilson III found happiness by serving in the military, just like both his parents. Having dual military parents made the idea of serving ever present in his mind. He felt that he was honoring his dad when he commissioned in the Army.
Paige Garber’s dad served in the U.S Navy and passed away from a massive heart attack while deployed aboard the USS Eisenhower in the North Arabian Sea. After Garber’s passing, his impact on the lives of others was evident. Over 600 sailors and marines volunteered and lined the street leading to the chapel where his memorial service was held.
Katie Zimmermann’s dad, William J. Zimmermann, served in the Army National Guard and ultimately passed away in a helicopter crash. Katie was only two years old when he died.
Chelsea Briggs father, Raymond Briggs, served in the Air Force and passed away tragically. Chelsea believes sacrifice means putting your life down, or going out of your way to help and save others.
Joseph Reed IV’s dad, Joseph Reed III, died in a helicopter training collision.
When surviving scholar Johanna Walker steps onto the academic quad in August, she will be taking the first step towards a dream that her father died to protect.
Teague Crotty became the man of the house at a young age. His father, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Crotty, was proud to serve his country and was willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice.
Ryan Hilton was very young when his father LT Lawrence Hilton passed away. While his memories of his father may be faint, his father’s spirit influences his life every day.
Katie O’Hare’s father, Raymond O’Hare, passed away while in test pilot school when a T-38 training jet crashed.
KaTara Burks’ father, Christopher Dante Burks, passed away on August 2, 2012 in Cheongju, Korea from an accident. He was a Sergeant First Class in the Army and was 40-years-old when he passed.
Kyana Goodman's stepfather, Christopher Dante Burks, passed away on August 2, 2012 in Cheongju, Korea from an accident. He was a Sergeant First Class in the Army and was 40-years-old when he passed.
Maria Carney, a lifetime Arizona resident, packed her bags and moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico earlier this month. After settling into her dorm, Maria started classes at New Mexico State University last week.
Losing a parent is never easy and at the age of 15 it can be even tougher to navigate. Rather than lose his way, Jacob Centeno did the one thing he and his father dreamed about – he went to college.
Having lost two parents by the time he was fifteen, Daniel Irizarry didn’t lead an easy childhood. Rather than turning down a dark path, Danny followed in his father’s uniformed footsteps.