As we recently enjoyed 4th of July festivities with family and friends, good barbeque and spectacular fireworks, we must never forget the true meaning of Independence Day. It’s important to honor and celebrate those who preserve our freedoms. Our men and women in uniform.
Straub honors our very own who’ve served. We wanted to share what they said when asked what their service means to them.
James Johnson, Estimator
United States Army – Sergeant (E-5)
“I proudly served as a sergeant (E-5) in the United State Army. My specialty (MOS) was a 19 Delta which was a Cavalry Scout. My team supplied battlefield commanders with intelligence on enemy troop movements, most of the time from behind enemy lines. The biggest impact that the Army had on me was that it instilled in me a sense of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage.”
Michael Strick, Estimator
United States Marine Corps – Sergeant (E-5)
“The biggest impact serving in the military had was being able to see and experience different countries, cultures, and poverty levels. It truly opens your eyes to see how good we have it in America, which is easy to take for granted. I truly feel blessed to have my family, a house, and the freedoms this great country offers.”
Lance O’Sullivan, Superintendent
United States Army – Private 1st Class (E-3)
“I proudly served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield. The biggest impact serving in the military had on me was it truly helped me mature and shaped me into the person I am today. I am grateful for the experience and proud to have served.”