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Month of Heroes: Lissette Matos Minehart

Meet Lissette Matos Minehart.monthofheroes-lissettematosminehart

Age:  29

Year and major: Senior/Spanish

Hometown: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Army/Sergeant

Service: 3 tours (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait) 7 years active, 4 years reserve

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Month of Heroes: Matthew Parrish

Meet Matthew Parrish.monthofheroes-matthewparrish

Age: 30

Year and major: Junior/Psychology

Hometown: Baton Rouge, La

Branch/Rank: U.S. Army/Specialist

Service: 3 years, 6 months; 2 tours of duty Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 1 2003 Invasion; …

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Month of Heroes: Norberto Perez

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Age: 27

Year and major: Junior/History

Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.

Branch/Rank: Army/SSG

Service: 7 years, Afghanistan (07-08), Korea (09-10)

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Month of Heroes: Adam Ryan Shramek

Meet Adam Ryan Shramek.

monthofheroes-adamryanshramekAge: 28

Year and major: Senior/Political Science

Hometown: Omaha, Neb.

Branch/Rank: U.S. Navy, Officer Candidate (STA-21)

Service: 10 years of service. I joined the Navy in the Delayed Entry Program in …

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Month of Heroes: Brandon Sugar

Meet Brandon Sugar.monthofheroes-brandonsugar

Age: 27

Year and major: Sophomore/Psychology

Hometown: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Army/Sergeant

Service: 6 years, tours in Afghanistan and Iraq

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Month of Heroes: Nicholas Stilwell

Meet Nicholas Stilwell.monthofheroes-nicholasstilwell

Age: 26

Year and major: Freshman/Accounting

Hometown: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Army/Specialist

Tell us about your service experience. I was in for seven years and I did one tour in Iraq at the …

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Month of Heroes: Sarah Templeman

Meet Sarah Templeman.monthofheroes-sarahtempleman

Age: 28

Year and major: Junior/Nursing

Hometown: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Navy/E-6/HM1

Service: 9-plus years; Pensacola (Florida), Yokosuka (Japan), Kuwait, Kandahar, Afghanistan, temporary additional duty to a DDG (guided missile destroyer), Naval Hospital …

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Month of Heroes: Matthew W. Tuohy

monthofheroes-matttuohyMeet Matthew W. Tuohy.

Age:  59

Year graduated and major: 1975, BS; 2003, MBA; also a graduate of the College of Naval Command and Staff and the Armed Forces Staff College, with master’s degrees from Salve Regina, The Newport College …

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Month of Heroes: Vinson Usher

monthofheroes-vinsonusherMeet Vinson Usher.

Age: 45

Year and major: Graduate student/EMBA

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.

Branch/Rank: U.S. Navy/Cryptologic Technician Maintenance

Service: 6 years; one tour of duty, member of the Honor Guard, teacher at the Airbase Academy …

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Month of Heroes: Alfonso Williams

monthofheroes-alfonsowilliamsMeet Alfonso Williams.

Age: 23

Year graduated from JU and major: 2012/Political Science

Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.

Branch/Rank: U.S. Army/Specialist

Service: 8 months, Paratrooper, assigned to a Military Information Support Operations unit

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