I am truly humbled by the number of service men and women that work for GroupeSTAHL companies and I want to start by thanking all of you for your bravery, sacrifices and services to our country. You know, despite the things you hear in the liberal press some days, the majority of the people in the US are extremely supportive of our troops. Have you ever been to a sporting event where they ask the military people in the audience to stand up? They did this at a recent game I attended and the applause was spontaneous and deafening. It made me extremely proud to be an American and even more proud of all the men and women who serve our country. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It can’t be said enough. To all the veterans and family members of veterans who work for a GroupeSTAHL company or affiliate, we salute you and are thankful for your service. Not just on this special day dedicated to veterans, but every day of the year.
On a personal note, my wife Mary and I have nephews who are currently on active duty and I would like to give them a shout out and let them know we are thinking of them:
SSGT Timothy Mack, U.S. Army is currently a Ranger Instructor at Ft. Benning , GA. His previous duty stations include Scofield Barracks , HI and 1 deployment to Iraq 2004-2005. His awards include EIB Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne, the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
SPC Thomas Servais, U.S. Army is currently serving in Ft Polk, Louisiana . His past duty stations include Ft Lewis , WA ; Vilsek , Germany ; and a deployment to Iraq . His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal, CIB Badge.
PVT Bradford Servais, U. S. Army is currently serving at Camp Liberty in Iraq . He was previously stationed at Ft Lewis, WA. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
I also have a nephew in the U.S. Marines who is currently deployed to Afghanistan, whose name can’t be published for security reasons.
We are proud of all of you and you are always in our thoughts.
Thanks to your nephews for serving our great country. We are the United States of America, home of the free and land of the brave because of veterans like them.
Thank you for your comment Laura.
We too, as grandparents are so very proud of those same servicemen mentioned in your blog. Ted, you are so right about our service personnel getting deserved great ovations at sporting events. People of the United States are very supportive of all branches of Military service. God bless America!
Thanks for this message! We too have family and friends serving and are truly appreciative of their service. Also love of our military customer base, both for the patronage and especially for their service. Have a great 2010 everyone!