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Honor365® was founded on March 31, 2017 with the mission of providing resource and referral services to veterans, first responders, and their families. Visit Our Programs page to learn more about what we do every day, always Remembering the One®. We invite you to be a part of Honor365® by volunteering and contributing to our vision of a world without suicide as we continue to support those who support us 24/7.

bOARD OF dIRECTORS

Dr. Ninzel Rasmuson

Dr. Ninzel Rasmuson

Founder & Executive Director

Melissa Sullivan

Melissa Sullivan

Deputy Director

Katrina Parry

Katrina Parry

Board of Directors

Stephen Sobisky

Stephen Sobisky

Board of Directors

Robin Saville

Robin Saville

Board of Directors

our achievements

Honor365® has been recognized and awarded The George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for 2020.  We are humbled for the recognition and will continue to press forward to do all that we can to make a difference in the lives of veterans, first responders, and their families.

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Lance Corporal Steven Stevens dropped out of college to enlist in the Marine Corps, serving with the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion. By June 2012, Stevens was assigned with an infantry company from 1st Battalion, 7th Marines in Afghanistan. On June 22, Another Marine was severely wounded by an enemy grenade during an attack. Despite incoming fire and RPGs, Stevens left his covered position, grabbed his metal detector, and worked to clear a landing zone so a helicopter could evacuate the casualty. Rounds kicked up the dirt around him as he worked. As he nearly completed clearing the LZ, he was killed instantly by machine gun fire and shrapnel from an exploding RPG. After the Marines repelled the enemy, a medevac landed and evacuated Stevens' body with the other casualty.
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Two years after his death, Stevens was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star with "V". The medal was presented to his wife, Monique, and their 2-year-old son, Kairo Prince, born several weeks into Stevens' deployment.

We honor you, Steven Stevens.

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Lance Corporal Steven Stevens dropped out of college to enlist in the Marine Corps, serving with the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion. By June 2012, Stevens was assigned with an infantry company from 1st Battalion, 7th Marines in Afghanistan. On June 22, Another Marine was severely wounded by an enemy grenade during an attack. Despite incoming fire and RPGs, Stevens left his covered position, grabbed his metal detector, and worked to clear a landing zone so a helicopter could evacuate the casualty. Rounds kicked up the dirt around him as he worked. As he nearly completed clearing the LZ, he was killed instantly by machine gun fire and shrapnel from an exploding RPG. After the Marines repelled the enemy, a medevac landed and evacuated Stevens' body with the other casualty.
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Two years after his death, Stevens was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star with "V". The medal was presented to his wife, Monique, and their 2-year-old son, Kairo Prince, born several weeks into Stevens' deployment.

We honor you, Steven Stevens.

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In early 1968, Joseph "Guy" LaPointe Jr., was a 19-year-old, nature-loving, bird watcher and musician, with the goal of becoming a biologist for the National Park Service. Just a year later, LaPointe was killed in Vietnam and posthumously receive a Bronze Star, Silver Star, and the Medal of Honor.
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A draft notice interrupted his life's plans. LaPointe opposed armed conflict, but would not refuse his required service. He declared himself a conscientious objector. The Army made him a medic with the 101st Airborne Division, and LaPointe was in Vietnam by November 1968. The following April, LaPointe demonstrated his bravery when friendly artillery fire mistakenly fell among his platoon. The first round caused multiple casualties. LaPointe rushed towards their location. As several more rounds exploded within the ranks, LaPointe seemed to ignore them. He treated 17 casualties and was directly responsible for saving at least one man's life. For his heroism, he was awarded a Silver Star.
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Two months later, on June 2, 1969, LaPointe made the ultimate sacrifice and received the Medal of Honor (see link for citation)

We honor you, Joseph LaPointe Jr.

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In early 1968, Joseph "Guy" LaPointe Jr., was a 19-year-old, nature-loving, bird watcher and musician, with the goal of becoming a biologist for the National Park Service. Just a year later, LaPointe was killed in Vietnam and posthumously receive a Bronze Star, Silver Star, and the Medal of Honor.
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A draft notice interrupted his life's plans. LaPointe opposed armed conflict, but would not refuse his required service. He declared himself a conscientious objector. The Army made him a medic with the 101st Airborne Division, and LaPointe was in Vietnam by November 1968. The following April, LaPointe demonstrated his bravery when friendly artillery fire mistakenly fell among his platoon. The first round caused multiple casualties. LaPointe rushed towards their location. As several more rounds exploded within the ranks, LaPointe seemed to ignore them. He treated 17 casualties and was directly responsible for saving at least one man's life. For his heroism, he was awarded a Silver Star.
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Two months later, on June 2, 1969, LaPointe made the ultimate sacrifice and received the Medal of Honor (see link for citation)

We honor you, Joseph LaPointe Jr.

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40 plus years of service, leadership fitness and lots of great memories! Congratulations to Battalion Chief Joe Treadwell on retirement! We appreciate all you’ve done for Murray Fire! Murray City wishes you well on your next adventures!

We honor you, Joe Treadwell.

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 #rememberingtheone #honorvet365 #honor365 #firstresponder #firefighter

40 plus years of service, leadership fitness and lots of great memories! Congratulations to Battalion Chief Joe Treadwell on retirement! We appreciate all you’ve done for Murray Fire! Murray City wishes you well on your next adventures!

We honor you, Joe Treadwell.

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Mayor Eric Adams and Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh announced the death of Emergency Medical Service Lieutenant Alison Russo-Elling, a 24-year-veteran of the FDNY who was stabbed and killed Thursday afternoon while working at EMS Station 49 in Queens. 

At approximately 2:20pm, Lt. Russo-Elling was on duty in the vicinity of 20th Avenue and Steinway Street in Astoria near her station’s quarters. She was stabbed multiple times in an unprovoked attack. She was transported in critical condition to Mt. Sinai Queens Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Lt. Russo-Elling worked out of Station 49 in Astoria at the time she was killed. 

Lt. Russo-Elling was appointed to the FDNY as an EMT in March of 1998. She was promoted to Paramedic in 2002, and to Lieutenant in 2016. She has worked at multiple EMS stations, including Station 20, Station 17, Station 16, Station 45, Queens Tactical Response Group and Station 49.

Lt. Russo-Elling was a World Trade Center first responder, aiding in the rescue and recovery efforts. She is the 1,158th member of the Department to make the Supreme Sacrifice while serving our city. The last member of the Department to die in the line of duty was Firefighter Timothy Klein of Ladder 170 on April 24, 2022.

Lt. Russo-Elling was 61 years old. A Long Island resident, she is survived by her daughter and her parents. Wake and funeral information are pending.

We honor you, Allison Russo-Elling.

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Mayor Eric Adams and Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh announced the death of Emergency Medical Service Lieutenant Alison Russo-Elling, a 24-year-veteran of the FDNY who was stabbed and killed Thursday afternoon while working at EMS Station 49 in Queens.

At approximately 2:20pm, Lt. Russo-Elling was on duty in the vicinity of 20th Avenue and Steinway Street in Astoria near her station’s quarters. She was stabbed multiple times in an unprovoked attack. She was transported in critical condition to Mt. Sinai Queens Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Lt. Russo-Elling worked out of Station 49 in Astoria at the time she was killed.

Lt. Russo-Elling was appointed to the FDNY as an EMT in March of 1998. She was promoted to Paramedic in 2002, and to Lieutenant in 2016. She has worked at multiple EMS stations, including Station 20, Station 17, Station 16, Station 45, Queens Tactical Response Group and Station 49.

Lt. Russo-Elling was a World Trade Center first responder, aiding in the rescue and recovery efforts. She is the 1,158th member of the Department to make the Supreme Sacrifice while serving our city. The last member of the Department to die in the line of duty was Firefighter Timothy Klein of Ladder 170 on April 24, 2022.

Lt. Russo-Elling was 61 years old. A Long Island resident, she is survived by her daughter and her parents. Wake and funeral information are pending.

We honor you, Allison Russo-Elling.

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Cynthia Lynn Gott, a 55 year old, Galt, MO resident passed away at 10:48 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

Cynthia Gott was born February 25, 1961 in Fort Worth, TX to Bob and Carolyn (Davis) Gott.  She graduated from Grundy R-V High School in 1979 and remained a lifetime resident of Galt.  Her mother ran the Galt diner and in 1995 she took over the business.  Cindy was active in the Galt Community working as an E.M.T. and Fire Fighter with the Galt Fire Department, as well as being a member of the fire auxiliary and the Galt Christian Church.  She will always be remembered for her contagious smile and laugh.

We honor you, Cynthia Gott.

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Cynthia Lynn Gott, a 55 year old, Galt, MO resident passed away at 10:48 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

Cynthia Gott was born February 25, 1961 in Fort Worth, TX to Bob and Carolyn (Davis) Gott. She graduated from Grundy R-V High School in 1979 and remained a lifetime resident of Galt. Her mother ran the Galt diner and in 1995 she took over the business. Cindy was active in the Galt Community working as an E.M.T. and Fire Fighter with the Galt Fire Department, as well as being a member of the fire auxiliary and the Galt Christian Church. She will always be remembered for her contagious smile and laugh.

We honor you, Cynthia Gott.

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Fire Chief Jeffrey “Jeff” Johnson received the Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award, presented annually by the International Association of Fire Chiefs to department chiefs who go above and beyond in prioritizing fire service health and safety.
 
Johnson, who has served as the Newport News fire chief since 2019, said he was “humbled” to be honored with this year’s award. Johnson’s 33-year career in emergency medical and fire services has been dedicated to implementing cancer prevention tactics and more comprehensive physical and mental exams for firefighters.
 
“I am humbled that peers recognize I am part of a movement to make things safer and better for firefighters. But, this award is not just for me. It was a team that did this — I did not do all this by myself.”
 
“Chief Johnson is a rare and unique individual whose intelligence, preparation, commitment, and passion for the industry, and specifically for safety and training, is truly inspiring,” the letter reads.
 
Such attributes, the association said, are the legacy of the award’s namesake — a legacy Johnson is “carrying on through his work.”
 
Under Johnson’s leadership, the Newport News and Kansas City fire departments adopted the use of two sets of gear for firefighters.
 
Firefighters have a 9% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14% higher risk of dying from the disease than the general U.S. population, according to the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. This is mainly due to exposure to harmful carcinogens in smoke, which cling to gear long after a fire is extinguished, Johnson said.
 
“I truly love all my firefighters. I want them to be safe when they are working and to retire safe and healthy. It is humbling when someone says that is going above and beyond, but I think that is the way we should treat all our people,” Johnson said.
 
We honor you, Jeffrey Johnson.
 
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Fire Chief Jeffrey “Jeff” Johnson received the Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award, presented annually by the International Association of Fire Chiefs to department chiefs who go above and beyond in prioritizing fire service health and safety.

Johnson, who has served as the Newport News fire chief since 2019, said he was “humbled” to be honored with this year’s award. Johnson’s 33-year career in emergency medical and fire services has been dedicated to implementing cancer prevention tactics and more comprehensive physical and mental exams for firefighters.

“I am humbled that peers recognize I am part of a movement to make things safer and better for firefighters. But, this award is not just for me. It was a team that did this — I did not do all this by myself.”

“Chief Johnson is a rare and unique individual whose intelligence, preparation, commitment, and passion for the industry, and specifically for safety and training, is truly inspiring,” the letter reads.

Such attributes, the association said, are the legacy of the award’s namesake — a legacy Johnson is “carrying on through his work.”

Under Johnson’s leadership, the Newport News and Kansas City fire departments adopted the use of two sets of gear for firefighters.

Firefighters have a 9% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14% higher risk of dying from the disease than the general U.S. population, according to the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. This is mainly due to exposure to harmful carcinogens in smoke, which cling to gear long after a fire is extinguished, Johnson said.

“I truly love all my firefighters. I want them to be safe when they are working and to retire safe and healthy. It is humbling when someone says that is going above and beyond, but I think that is the way we should treat all our people,” Johnson said.

We honor you, Jeffrey Johnson.

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Looking forward to the first Ride to Be Alive event hosted by Liberty James with Honor365 as the benefiting charity! 

Come join us tomorrow, October 1, 2022 at 320 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City at 9am for a ”Great American Ride,” food, and concert, free of charge! 

If you can’t make the ride you are welcome to join us for lunch and the concert after the motorcycles and cars return!  The event ends at 5pm.

https://libertyjames.com/
https://honor365.org/

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Looking forward to the first Ride to Be Alive event hosted by Liberty James with Honor365 as the benefiting charity!

Come join us tomorrow, October 1, 2022 at 320 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City at 9am for a ”Great American Ride,” food, and concert, free of charge!

If you can’t make the ride you are welcome to join us for lunch and the concert after the motorcycles and cars return! The event ends at 5pm.

https://libertyjames.com/
https://honor365.org/

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On July 24,2022, in Pelham, NH, Senior Airman Amy Granfield, a public health technician with the 157th Medical Group, was wake surfing on Long Pond when she was called to action.
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“My brother and I were wake surfing with two friends. One of my friends was surfing at the time. We stopped the boat, he climbed back in and that’s when everything happened.”
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A Jet Ski traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into the side of Granfield’s boat, knocking, her brother, and one friend overboard.
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“I didn’t see them coming until they were about five feet away,” she said. “My brother saw them from further away and he started screaming ‘Move the boat, move the boat!’ My brother and Eric barely jumped off, I was flung off the back and Joe ducked into the front.”
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The female operator of the jet ski and her passenger ended up in the water severely injured.
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“I heard Joe from the boat yell ‘is anyone dead?’ and that’s when the panic set in.”
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Granfield swam to the boat to find her brother John, Eric and Joe, all alive with minor injuries. Then she saw the girls in the water. One was floating in and out of consciousness and the other had severe injuries causing major blood loss.
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“I swam over as fast as I could and Eric helped me get her onto the swim platform. Her entire patella bone was exposed and she was losing so much blood. No one on the lake was carrying a tourniquet, so I told Eric to get me the ski rope and we tied it as tight as we could.”
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The team restarted the boat and drove the jet ski operator and passenger to the closest beach, where a police officer was waiting. Granfield and the officer applied a tourniquet and transferred the patient to the paramedics.
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For her quick thinking and actions, saving the life of the jet ski operator, Granfield received the Air Force Commendation Medal.

We honor you, Amy Granfield.

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On July 24,2022, in Pelham, NH, Senior Airman Amy Granfield, a public health technician with the 157th Medical Group, was wake surfing on Long Pond when she was called to action.
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“My brother and I were wake surfing with two friends. One of my friends was surfing at the time. We stopped the boat, he climbed back in and that’s when everything happened.”
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A Jet Ski traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into the side of Granfield’s boat, knocking, her brother, and one friend overboard.
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“I didn’t see them coming until they were about five feet away,” she said. “My brother saw them from further away and he started screaming ‘Move the boat, move the boat!’ My brother and Eric barely jumped off, I was flung off the back and Joe ducked into the front.”
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The female operator of the jet ski and her passenger ended up in the water severely injured.
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“I heard Joe from the boat yell ‘is anyone dead?’ and that’s when the panic set in.”
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Granfield swam to the boat to find her brother John, Eric and Joe, all alive with minor injuries. Then she saw the girls in the water. One was floating in and out of consciousness and the other had severe injuries causing major blood loss.
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“I swam over as fast as I could and Eric helped me get her onto the swim platform. Her entire patella bone was exposed and she was losing so much blood. No one on the lake was carrying a tourniquet, so I told Eric to get me the ski rope and we tied it as tight as we could.”
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The team restarted the boat and drove the jet ski operator and passenger to the closest beach, where a police officer was waiting. Granfield and the officer applied a tourniquet and transferred the patient to the paramedics.
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For her quick thinking and actions, saving the life of the jet ski operator, Granfield received the Air Force Commendation Medal.

We honor you, Amy Granfield.

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Nathan B. Bruckenthal enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1999, serving as a Damage Controlman. He transitioned to Tactical Law Enforcement, based out of Miami. In April 2003, he deployed on his first tour to the Persian Gulf with a law enforcement detachment aboard the Navy's coastal patrol vessel USS Firebolt. He returned a second time in February 2004.
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On the evening of April 24, Bruckenthal detected an unidentified small craft moving towards an oil terminal in Iraqi waters. He and 6 other Americans boarded a rigid hull inflatable boat and moved to confront the vessel. They were unaware it was a waterbourne suicide attack, attempting to destroy the terminal. As they pulled alongside, the attacker detonated explosives. The explosion flipped Bruckenthal's boat, killing him and two others. It also alerted others to the coordinated attack, and two other suicide vessels were caught and destroyed before they could do any damage. For his initiative and role in stopping the attack, Bruckenthal was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with "V". He was the first Coastguardsman killed in wartime action since Vietnam. Navy Petty Officers Michael J. Pernaselli and Christopher E. Watts were also killed. 

We honor you, Nathan Bruckenthal.

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Nathan B. Bruckenthal enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1999, serving as a Damage Controlman. He transitioned to Tactical Law Enforcement, based out of Miami. In April 2003, he deployed on his first tour to the Persian Gulf with a law enforcement detachment aboard the Navy's coastal patrol vessel USS Firebolt. He returned a second time in February 2004.
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On the evening of April 24, Bruckenthal detected an unidentified small craft moving towards an oil terminal in Iraqi waters. He and 6 other Americans boarded a rigid hull inflatable boat and moved to confront the vessel. They were unaware it was a waterbourne suicide attack, attempting to destroy the terminal. As they pulled alongside, the attacker detonated explosives. The explosion flipped Bruckenthal's boat, killing him and two others. It also alerted others to the coordinated attack, and two other suicide vessels were caught and destroyed before they could do any damage. For his initiative and role in stopping the attack, Bruckenthal was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with "V". He was the first Coastguardsman killed in wartime action since Vietnam. Navy Petty Officers Michael J. Pernaselli and Christopher E. Watts were also killed.

We honor you, Nathan Bruckenthal.

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