Mark E. Brown

“AS RUGGED AND WEATHERED AS ME.” As he said his final goodbye, Ret. Army Tank Commander Mark E. Brown told his son, “Don’t cover me with a brand new, pretty flag. I want one as rugged and weathered as me!” Ret. Army Sergeant Zack Brown, of Marietta Oklahoma, honored...

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thompson

Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, Washington End of Watch Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thompson was shot and killed in the city of Kittitas following a vehicle pursuit at approximately 7:45 pm. He had responded to a traffic complaint involving a...

Lt Col Kimberly Ford

Lt. Col. Kimberly Ford, retired, Air Force, 1990-2016 I was the first African-American woman to fly the C-17 Globemaster in the Air Force. I earned the Air Medal for support of operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Kosovo. The biggest challenge I faced was being...

Nicola Hall

In early 2002, I deployed to Afghanistan with the 21st Military Police Company (Airborne). The infantry was facing issues running combat patrols because the local women were hiding intelligence, weapons and high-value targets. It would have been cultural warfare for...

EMT Ray Berwick

Within seconds a Connecticut paramedic became the patient after the EMT, who was in the driver’s seat at the time, suffered a stroke. “I was inches away from dying,” Aetna Ambulance EMT Chris Cabral told FOX 61, “and my partner saved my life.” During the night shift...