Every Veteran Has a Story
Military nonprofits do great work, and the people who are served by these organizations are equally special. These individuals offer unique perspectives, interesting insights, and much gratitude serving as an inspiration to all.
"I'm so lucky to be alive. Being blind is such a small thing; I'm not going to let it slow me down." Michael Malarsie
“I was in a very dark place two years ago. Through telling my story, I hope to be a beacon for others to seek help or treatment." Ayana R.Harrell
"Being a farmer means I get to continue to be a soldier a soldier of peace." Tyler Boggs
The stories of these amazing veterans, and others who have served, can be read by clicking here.
Paul Newman, Navy Veteran
Paul Newman enlisted in the United States Navy after high school, serving in the Pacific during World War II. One particular experience provided the core of his belief about luck and humility. In Saipan, the pilot of his crew became sick, grounding their bomber. The rest of Paul’s squadron was ordered to deploy aboard the USS Bunker Hill and days later were killed by kamikaze aircraft. It was simply luck that Paul had not been aboard. He attributed much of his success in life to luck, and what followed was a commitment to give back to those who were perhaps not so lucky. More about Paul Newman...
2015 Military Grantees