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OUR HEROES

We are proud to name our 2017 American-Made Heroes: six inspirational military veterans continuing their call to service in their communities. To show our gratitude, we’re sharing their stories.

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  • adam popp TSGT, U.S. Air Force

    Adam served in Iraq & Afghanistan, disarming enemy explosives. In '07, he was wounded while disabling an IED. During his 18-month recovery, Adam pledged to help other wounded veterans. Today, he's earning a master's in Rehab Counseling.

  • brent williams CS3, U.S. Navy

    Brent served multiple deployments on the USS San Juan. During his tenure, he was a culinary specialist, an Emergency Medical Team member and achieved the elite status of Submarine Specialist. Today, Brent continues his service by providing jobs assistance for his fellow veterans.

  • patrick shannon SSGT, Marine Corps

    During four tours as a Marine, Patrick risked his life for his fellow soldiers. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his bravery and sacrifice. Today, Patrick upholds his commitment by providing support to the families of soldiers lost, wounded or currently deployed.

  • dan emel TSGT, U.S. Air Force

    As a Telecommunications Specialist in the Air Force, Dan had a knack for bringing teams together to solve problems. Upon his return home, he channeled his people skills into a degree in Social Work. Today, Dan's commitment to others continues as a Group Counselor for veterans.

  • david henry SGT, U.S. Army

    During his deployments in Iraq & Afghanistan, David served as an Army Combat Medic treating wounded soldiers on the frontlines of the battlefield. Today, he continues to uphold his mission of "leaving no one behind" as a firefighter, paramedic and Patriot Guard Rider.

  • triana james SGT, U.S. Army

    Triana enlisted to serve her country and become a beacon of hope. Along with the remarkable accomplishment of raising 12 children, she has continued to serve her community through Toys For Tots, local elementary schools and food drives.

American-Made HEROES ARCHIVE

Get to know our last year’s American-Made Heroes, and read their stories of courage and kindness.

View Our Archive of Heroes