Tiffany McKinely was raised in Oceanside, California, and comes from a family with a strong military background. In reaction to the attacks of 9/11, she enlisted in the Navy as way to serve her country and pay for her future college degree.
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Giorgio Mattia (44 years old) was sent to Iraq in April 2006. For the VeteranDocs he tells the story of how he witnessed in Nassiriya the second tragic attack to the Italian Army which followed the one occured in 2003.
Tim Kochis is the founder of Kochis Global, which fosters best in class wealth management and investment planning services in the developing world, particularly in China and other rapidly growing markets in Asia.
John served in the United States Air Force from 1983 to 1991, flying F-16 fighter planes. He flew NATO missions in West Germany in the 1980s and was deployed to Iraq in 1991 during the Persian Gulf War, where he saw significant combat action.
Aldo Giannini was born in Cicero, Illinois in November, 1923 and raised in Chicago, where his Italian immigrant parents owned a neighborhood restaurant and bar. When the attack on Pearl Harbor took place Aldo was a high school senior about to graduate.
Michael Blackwell entered the United States Navy on Veteran's Day, 2002 and served for over nine years. While stationed with Fleet Combat Camera Group Pacific, he fought alongside United States Army 5th and 10th group Special Forces in Iraq.
Jack Lyon received the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Navy Commendation with Combat V and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry during his two tours in Vietnam as Marine platoon commander.
Scott Castle served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. While stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, with 1st Battalion 5th Marines 1st Marine Division he served three combat tours in Iraq.
Julie Mendez is a designer, thinker, leader, visionary, and artist. She has a passion for creating thoughtful design solutions that explore the roles and impacts of design in economic, social and ecological terms.
Michael A Behrens is producing a four-part series on Traumatic Brain Injury with the recent Sundance Special Jury prize winner Jesse Moss and award-winning filmmaker Valerie Soe - made possible with a generous grant from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at San Francisco State Univers
Richard "Hank" Sciaroni served as a Lieutenant Flight Navigator in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. Hank was trapped behind enemy lines and attributes his survival to the strength and training of his men and the help of the Italian Resistance.
Tian shares his story of what it means to be a devout Muslim while serving in the US Navy as a Motor Machinist's Mate.
Maria Z. Dunning
Maria Zoe Dunning is a U. S. Naval Academy graduate and gay rights activist. She is the first and only openly gay person allowed to remain on active duty in the military prior to the end of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
Ralph Rush served as a lead scout for General Patton's army in the eighty-ninth division during WWII. Mr. Rush was one of the first to witness the atrocities committed by the Nazis. As a scout he was part of the division that liberated the first concentration camp, Ohrdruf.
Drafted in January 1969 John was originally sent to the 58th Signal Battalion at Fort Lewis Washington, but then quickly volunteered for a deployment to Vietnam. Upon his arrival in Vietnam John was reassigned to the 11th Armored Calvary, Air Calvary Troop, 33rd Chemical attachment.
Casey Conklin spent four years with the elite 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, as a platoon medic.
Bobby served in the United States Army for 10 years. During that time he was deployed once to Iraq in September 2006.
David served in the United States Army from 1944-1948. He was an infantry man during the invasion of Normandy, where he was wounded by artillery fire. After the war, he returned to Army duty for the Occupation of Germany. David worked as a civil servant for decades after leaving the military.