This Veterans Day, Resurrecting Lives Foundation (RLF) set out to uniquely honor those who so bravely served our country. Using social media to reach a wider audience, RLF created our first annual “24 Hours of Honor.” Every hour, a different veteran was honored with a tweet and Facebook post from RLF’s social media channels, sharing their photo and story. Nominations were collected through resurrectinglives.org in the weeks leading up to Veterans Day. Service members from far and wide were nominated by friends, family members and colleagues and represented Hawaii, New York and everything in-between. We continue to honor these heroes, and all other US veterans.
SFC Natalie Dorris
SFC Dorris, of St. Helena, CA, is a Healthcare NCO at Fort Polk, LA where she serves as a Treatment Platoon Sergeant and a SHARP Victim Advocate at the Brigade Support Battalion.
SGT Randy Taylor
Randy was an Army Supply Specialist and deployed to Somalia and then later to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
LTC (Ret.) Erica DiJoseph
LTC DiJoseph was an Army Licensed Clinical Social Worker who served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and as Chief of Behavioral Health Sciences at AMEDD Center and School.
Dr. John R. Evans, M.D.
Dr. Evans was a lifelong resident of Marysville Ohio, U.S. Air Force Veteran, respected clinician and accomplished administrator.
SSG Jay Musson
SSG Musson is President of the Musson Foundation and former Army Staff Sergeant who fought gallantly in the Mekong Delta in 1968/69 and who received the Bronze Star for his service.
Colonel (Ret.) Skylar Burgess
After nearly 30 years in the U.S. Air Force and USAF reserve, Col. Burgess now serves as the lead Client Service Partner at Deloitte and continues to serve his fellow service members on the Board of Directors for Resurrecting Lives Foundation.
Brian Clark, of Davis, Illinois served in the Air Force and is a veteran with the 90th Missile Security Forces.
U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson
Congressman Johnson is an Air Force Veteran fighting diligently on behalf of veterans in our nation’s capitol.
SPC Nadine Garcia
SPC Gardia, of Montebello CA, is an Aviation Operations Specialist in the Army Reserves who serves her fellow veterans by volunteering in her community.
Air Force Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Don Accamando
Director of the office of Military and Veterans Students at Duquesne University, Don leads the charge on addressing veterans’ issues at Duquesne.
US Congressman Steve Stivers
Congressman Stivers serves proudly in D.C. and in the Ohio National Guard as a Brigadier General.
SGT Jason Valentin-Diaz
Jason, of Las Vegas Nevada, is an Army Veteran who deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007 and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010.
SSG Patrick Witt
SSG Witt, of Hubbard Ohio, is a former Army Medic who deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Haiti during his 20 years of service.
Congressman Warren Davidson
Congressman Davidson is a former Army Ranger and officer now serving Ohio and our nation’s veterans on Capitol Hill.
CPT Noelle Durfee
CPT Durfree, of Hicksville, NY, is a former Army Medical Service Corps Captain who deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and now serves her community as a Physician’s Assistant.
Paul, of Merrillville, Indiana, was a Vietnam Veteran and a champion of veteran causes for all branches and eras of service.
Dr. Ernest Mazzaferri, Sr.
Dr. Mazzaferri, of Henderson, Nevada, was a devoted husband, accomplished physician, and member of both the Air Force and U.S. Army Reserves. Dr. Mazzaferri had an uncompromised drive to serve his country and his patients.
U.S. Congressman Brad Wenstrup
Congressman Wenstrup, an Army officer and Iraq War Veteran, is continuing the fight for veterans representing Ohio’s 2nd district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
CPT Seth Freshly
CPT Freshly is a Purple Heart Recipient, former active duty soldier with the 10th Mountain and 3rd Infantry Divisions, and current Ohio National Guardsman, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Resurrecting Lives Foundation.
SGT Cameron Meddock
SGT Meddock, of Spearman Texas, was animage2 Army Ranger, patriot, and father who died January 17th, 2019 from injuries sustained in Afghanistan.
CW4 (Ret.) Donnie Furr
Chief Furr, of Jackson Kentucky, was a Health Services Maintenance Warrant Officer in the US Army and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008 and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2013.
SGT Giovanni Berdejo-Gallegos
SGT Berdejo-Gallegos, of Fountain Valley California, is an Army Veteran of Afghanistan who authored the book “One Angry Veteran” to help his fellow vets.