Winston E. Scott - U.S. Navy/NASA 1968-96

Winston Elliott Scott served as a Naval pilot and flew helicopters and navy planes. Scott was selected by NASA in March 1992, and reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1992. He served as a mission specialist on STS-72 in 1996 and STS-87 in 1997, and logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space.

This video was produced by The Rowlinson Media Group, VERO BEACH, FL.

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Bryan Blomquist - U.S. Army 1970-73

Bryan enlisted in U.S. Army in 1970 where he served a tour in Vietnam as a Vietnamese Interpreter - Hanoi dialect - with the Army Security Agency in both Camp Eagle and Phu Bai. After the Army, Bryan was appointed to Lynbrook, NY Police Dept July of 1974, promoted to Sgt in 1984, Lieutenant in 1989, and retired in August of 2011. Bryan is currently the president of Long Island Sled Hockey, Inc.

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Jahira Sepulveda - U.S. Army 2005-14

Sgt. Jahira Sepulveda served in the U.S. Army from 2005-2014.  Sgt. Sepulveda trained as a Water Purification Specialist but was retrained to be a Military Prison Guard while on deployment in Iraq. During her 9 years in the military she also worked with the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and in recruitment.

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Art Culver - U.S. Navy 1960-66

When he was 12 years old, Art Culver started to make models of airplanes and fell in love with flying. He applied to both the Air Force and Navy after he got out of school and was accepted by both. He picked the Navy because he wanted to serve on a carrier and he says he liked the uniform. He did over a hundred combat missions in Vietnam before leaving the Navy and then taking a job with American Airlines as a pilot. 

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Carroll Oates - U.S. Army 1969-2007

Carroll Oates joined the Army in 1969 and retired as a Lt. Colonel in 2007. He was deployed to both England and Germany as part of the US Army Medical Command Depot Support Team. As a Reserve Major he was deployed to Honduras as Company Commander of the Medical Team for MedRets. Oates was called back to active duty in 1991 and deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm where he served as Executive Officer of two Field Medical Units. He was awarded a Bronze Star, a Meritorious Service Medal and 4 Army Commendation Medals. He is on the Board of the Indian River County Veterans's Council and 2nd Vice President of the Indian River County Military Officers Association.

This video was produced by The Rowlinson Media Group, VERO BEACH, FL.

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Nicholas Mangano - U.S. Army 2013-17

Sgt. Nicholas Mangano grew up on Long Island, NY and joined the U.S. Army in 2013. Nick served with the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia and was stationed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan as well as South Korea and Germany. Nick retired from the Army in 2017 and currently is a member of Airborne Tri Team, a non-for-profit organization providing war veterans with opportunities, physical challenges and goal oriented physical achievements to maximize their potential and increase their self-esteem all by being part of a team. airbornetriteam.org

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Brian Mast - U.S. Army 2000-12

Congressman Brian Mast served as a Staff Sergeant is a U.S. Army for more than 12 years. Brian served with the 28th Ordnance Company and was deployed to Afghanistan as a bomb disposal expert with the Joint Special Operations Command. In 2010 he was wounded in Kandahar clearing a path for Army Rangers and the explosion resulted in the lost of both his legs. 

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USA Warrior Stories Highlights

USA Warrior Stories Inc. is a Not-For-Profit organization designed to record, archive and share videos of Veteran stories online to help Veterans make a connection with one another and to help us all better understand their sacrifices for our freedom. This is a reel of highlights from our projects 1st year.

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Armando "Chick" Galella - U.S. Army 1940-45

Pearl Harbor survivor Armando "Chick" Galella served with the 53rd Signal Corps at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attached on December 7th, 1941. Chick went on to earn the rank of Battalion Sgt. Major and served 5 years in the Pacific during WWII. Chick was awarded the Bronze Star for serving at the Battle of Okinawa.

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Patrick Willamson - U.S. Army 2002-08

Patrick Williamson joined the Indiana National Guard Sept. 2002 in his junior year at High School. Patrick was deployed to Iraq in 2005 with the 113th Combat Engineer Battalion of the Indiana National Guard. He left the Guard in 2008. He is currently involved with the Next Generation Group of Veterans in Indian River County and the Veterans Council of Indian River.

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