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.
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.
Joseph Reed IV’s dad, Joseph Reed III, died in a helicopter training collision.
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.