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Veterans: What it means to me

During a recent event honoring veterans, we asked what it means to be a recognized as an American hero. Do you know a special veteran? Comment below and tell us about them.

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Pete Stamsen

Pete Stamsen

Age: 68

City: Lawrenceville

War: In service during the Vietnam War

Branch of service: Air Force, E-4 Senior Airman

“It makes me proud to be a veteran. It makes me very proud to have served this country that you can see these young people here and that they can play in the band, they can go to school. It’s a very proud time to be a veteran in this country.”


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Wendy Osborne

Wendy Osborne

Age: 61

City: Lawrenceville

War: Vietnam War

Branch of service: Air Force

“I got to serve my country in a very special way. I’m a physical therapist, so I got to treat people as they came back and help them get well to go on with life.”


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Darnell Morgan

Darnell Morgan

Age: 26

City: Acworth

War: Declined to disclose

Branch of service: National Guard, E-4 Corporal

“Being a veteran means to me giving back to a country who has given me so much throughout the years. Both of my parents are currently serving in the military and I’ve seen what the military has done for my family over the years. I feel like I have to give back to America because they’ve given me so much.”


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J.D. Allen

J.D. Allen

Age: 62

City: Lawrenceville

War: In the reserve during the Vietnam War

Branch of service: Marine Corps

“It’s good knowing that you’ve done something, especially in the Marines. You’ve seen the sticker, ‘Once a Marine, always a Marine,’ and you know when you got through Parris Island (S.C.) that it’s true.”

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Karl 1 year, 5 months ago

Thank you to all the veterans. I appreciate your service to our country. May you always be remembered.

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