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MILITARY YEARBOOK 2014 Gold Star kid Myles Eckert of Waterville inspired a national pay-it-forward campaign his family plans to continue. By Sarah Ottney, page 6

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s I arrived at the Omaha, Nebraska, airport after a family vacation, I was met with waving American flags and expectant faces. No, they were not for me. I had the joy of watching United States servicemen and servicewomen arrive home, embraced in the arms of their loved ones. It was an incredible moment to watch. The expectation of return often sustains the families back home as well as the military members overseas. Their anxious waiting came to a close, as families were reunited and made whole. As I walked near where the buses were waiting, one man in uniform stood alone. I was young, and the memory is vague, but I walked up to him, shook his hand, and thanked him for his service. Since that day during a family vacation, my appreciation for our armed forces has only grown, but I’ve also come to realize not every child knows to thank a man or woman in uniform. Patriotism, a pride, a rootedness in country, is not something inherent. A sense of duty and devotion is a thing that must be taught, encourAmanda TINDALL aged and cultivated. When young Myles Eckert gave Lt. Col. Frank Dailey a note and the $20 he had found in a Maumee restaurant parking lot, his action did not come out of a vacuum. He had seen patriotism modeled in his mother and older sister Marlee. He knew the price of freedom because he had experienced the sacrifice necessary to maintain it. During a recent interaction with a man who served in the Marine Corps, a friend of mine thanked the man for his service. He returned her thanks with an awkward momentary silence. “Thanks, I think,” he said. “I never know how to respond to that. I was just doing my job.” But that job was a choice. For some high school graduates, the military is the best choice for a career. Some recruits like working with firearms and grenades. Some join for adventure. Some because of duty. Most join because of a combination of things. Even during the draft, they still had a choice. Our military members chose to fight, rather than run. Whether or not they fully considered the deeper implication of their choice makes no difference — it is because of their sacrifice that we can enjoy the freedom of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Like Myles and Marlee, each person’s sense of patriotism and thankfulness must be cultivated. Many service members are thanked so rarely that they don’t know how to respond. Make it a habit to thank a man or woman in uniform every time you see one. Each one has accepted a task, the task to protect the lives and liberties of Americans, to defend family and friends as well as those they’ve never met. Each face in this Toledo Free Press Military Yearbook is the face of someone who made a choice, who, despite the risk, found sacrifice for freedom most worthwhile. We thank the advertisers who supported this issue, especially Newsradio 1370 WSPD, Columbia Gas of Ohio and the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. We especially appreciate all those who shared stories, sent in photos and bared their souls to impart their wisdom. It is our duty to show them our thankfulness and gratitude for their service and sacrifice. O Toledo Free Press Staff Writer Amanda Tindall is projects editor for the 2014 Military Yearbook. She can be reached at atindall@toledofreepress.com.

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o you wanna play tag?” asked a familar 9-year- he was sitting on was not lost on me. The Eckerts — Myles, his mom Tiffany and sister Marlee — along with Lt. Col. old boy. The surrealness of the question caught me Frank Dailey, were having their pictures taken at Andy Eckert’s gravesite for this Toledo Free Press Milioff-guard as I looked around. The visual of tary Yearbook, compiled by Projects Editor headstone after headstone, including the one Amanda Tindall. It was the first time I had belonging to this boy’s father, Sgt. Gary “Andy” visited the place where a single photo of Myles Eckert, was unnerving. showing his heart by hugging a headstone set “Myles, after you get your picture taken and off a worldwide frenzy of paying it forward. your mom says it’s all right, then we can play,” The Military Yearbook concept was inI replied, watching the boy as he looked anspired by the weekly magazines that shownoyed while having numerous photos snapped case mugshots of local criminals. Two years as he posed next to his father’s tombstone. “I ago, I reviewed a couple of these rags and am going to do Jeremy’s face now,” Myles told was sickened by their commercial success. the photographer, imitating my awful crooked People are actually making a living exgrin from the Toledo Free Press headshot that Jeremy BAUMHOWER posing others at their worst moments. This accompanies every column of mine. As I chuckled under my breath, trying not to encourage him, issue was created because I was tired of seeing bad people as I pay for my gas and scratch-offs; it’s a perfect foil. the photographer tried to refocus the restless boy. The stark contrast between his humor and the monument n BAUMHOWER CONTINUES ON 4 Thomas F. Pounds, President/Publisher tpounds@toledofreepress.com

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have never been a history buff, yet I find it fascinating how the military of our great country evolved into its current branches: the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. The present structure is a result of the National Security Act of 1947. This is the same act that restructured the War Department into the Department of Defense. But it all began with the Continental Army, which was formed June 14, 1775, Pam after the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and disbanded in 1783. The 1st and 2nd Regiments then became the Legion of the United States under Gen. Anthony Wayne, becoming the foundation of what is now the U.S. Army in 1796. History is important because the men and women who serve today carry with them the sacrifices, commitment, strength and honor of all those who served before them. They leave their loved ones, the comforts of home, their friends, their jobs and their entire lives behind to stand side by side with their military brothers and sisters to protect the approximately 93 percent of us who have never served. It is a call of duty most of us will never experience. Yet we experience the great benefits bought by the 7 percent who have sacrificed beyond measure. Though the demographics of the military, the enemies they fight and the warfare technology they use changed over the years, some facts remain the same. I don’t believe anyone truly wants war, but it has been a part of our world from the beginning of time. War is a thing. Military members are people. No matter your stance on war, we all need to stand up and support our military members and their families. When someone serves, their loved ones also serve. These heroes behind the heroes are often forgotten. When a soldier, airman, sailor or Marine gets deployed, there is almost always a family left behind that needs the support of their community. Seek out these families and find a way to support them, which doesn’t always mean spending money. A mother might need help with cutting the grass. A parent at your child’s school might appreciate a little extra help. A mother whose child has gone off to war might be grateful to share a cup of coffee and the chance to talk about her concerns for her “baby,” no matter the age of the

military member. When a service member doesn’t make it home from war alive, there is a family who will never be the same. Again, listening without judgment, even when you feel you have no words to ease the pain, will be appreciated. Today we have the highest survival rates for those who have been deployed to warzones. Modern medicine keeps alive many who might have perished in the past, but with physical and Hays mental injuries not seen before in our returning military. The needs of our visibly and invisibly wounded veterans are growing and the responsibility is on each of us to do our part to ease their recoveries and reintegrations. We can do more to help than we ever thought we could do. I know this because as a civilian and survivor of a severe traumatic brain injury, I thought once that I was not capable or knowledgeable enough to offer much assistance. Wow, was I proven wrong! You, too, can make a difference. Don’t overthink it. The military does have a culture that the rest of us will never understand fully. But don’t allow that to interfere with your ability as a human to have an impact on another human being. It doesn’t take a medical degree to be able to help. It only takes an open heart, ears that listen without judgment and a spirit of kindness to ensure our military and former military know they are cared about. Throwing a parade and waving a flag is great, but time spent getting to know them and their families and going to community events to support them and learn more about the path they have walked is even better. Love and understanding can go a long way toward healing and can open doors to new opportunities — for them as well as for you; giving is receiving! Love and understanding can help us become a nation that shows its greatness not only in the power of its military, but in the power of its citizens to unite with the military, our veterans and their families to create communities that give and give back. That is some amazing history in the making that you can be a part of. O Pam Hays is president and founder of The Arms Forces, www.thearmsforces.org; (419) 891-2111.

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n a letter to his wife Abigail, John challenges, it is imperative we continue Adams wrote: “The Second Day of to support our troops both in the field July 1776, will be the most memo- and upon their return home. We need to look no rable Epocha, in the Hisfurther than Toledo’s tory of America. I am apt own 180th Fighter Wing to believe that it will be of the Ohio Air National celebrated, by succeeding Guard to see the paGenerations, as the great antriots who make up our niversary Festival. It ought military. These brave to be commemorated, as men and women are the Day of Deliverance by our first line of defense solemn Acts of Devotion to in protecting the secuGod Almighty. It ought to be rity of our nation in the solemnized with Pomp and Rep. Bob LATTA air, and we are honored Parade, with Shews, Games, and proud to call them Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this members of our community. Our serContinent to the other from this Time vice members live by a creed that stresses forward forever more. You will think commitment and dedication not only to me transported with Enthusiasm but I one another, but also to our country. On am not. I am well aware of the Toil and a daily basis, they volunteer themselves, Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to making selfless sacrifices in the name of maintain this Declaration, and support freedom — a further testament to their and defend these States. Yet through all character and heroism. Despite difficult budgetary times, it the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End remains critical that we provide our miliis more than worth all the Means. And tary men and women with the necessary that Posterity will tryumph in that Days resources to complete current missions Transaction, even altho We should rue it, and defend against future threats. We must also ensure that both they and their which I trust in God We shall not.” While Adams may have been off by families have the resources to navigate two days, the Fourth of July is a day for all the physical and mental stresses that can Americans to remember. Our Founding result from combat. The U.S. Congress Fathers laid the framework for what has has passed annual legislation to provide become the greatest nation on Earth, for a strong national defense and support and it is because of the selfless sacrifices our troops and their families. However, of our troops that these values have held as increasingly evidenced by reports restrong. Benjamin Franklin, in response garding the Department of Veterans Afto a Philadelphia woman’s question as to fairs��� (VA) mishandling of our veterans’ what form of government the Constitu- care, our country has not fulfilled all of tional Convention had given them, aptly its promises to our troops and veterans. The care of our veterans is neither replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Continuous threats have challenged partisan nor political. Members from our Republic, but our military has never both sides of the aisle, including mywavered and has remained steadfast in self, have been outraged by the terrible its resolve. As we face new and evolving failings at the VA, and we will not stand

for the continued runaround we have received from the administration. Secret lists, unacceptable wait times and lengthy appeals processes have come to define our veterans’ health care system, and it is time for us to defend our nation’s heroes. Therefore, both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed multiple pieces of legislation to eliminate the current culture of mistruths and complacency, as well as prevent these injustices from occurring in the future. One of the most disconcerting aspects of the VA crisis is that these issues could have been prevented. We have made a promise to our nation’s heroes and have a duty to uphold our commitment. As more veterans return from overseas missions and veterans from previous wars require greater care, we must ensure they are treated with the same dignity and honor with which they served our country. Our service members put their lives on the line daily, so that we may continue to call this country the land of the free and the home of the brave. As we celebrate our freedoms and honor those who are currently serving, those who have served and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, let us also uphold our promise to our veterans by ensuring they have the care they need. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all who are wearing or have worn our nation’s uniform — one words alone cannot express. It is because of their sacrifice, and the sacrifices of their families, that we can be so proud to call this country our home. God bless our nation’s heroes and their families, and God bless the United States of America! O

meaning behind the word “sacrifice.” I think as a society we use the word way too loosely. After the cemetery photo shoot, the Eckerts, TFP Managing Editor Sarah Ottney and I ventured to the very place where Myles changed the world with a Post-It note. It was during this lunch that I learned what the word really means. I watched a 10-year-old girl spontaneously erupt into tears after hearing her mom recount the story of saying a final goodbye to her dad at the Toledo Express Airport. Marlee’s tears and the sadness behind them showed the pain she carries every day for a man she knew for only the first two years of her life. It was at this moment that I understood what price was paid and who was paying it. Marlee and Myles Eckert are living their lives burdened by the price of our

freedom. These beautiful children, with their oversized hearts, have no idea about war, foreign politics or diplomacy. They know the game of tag, how to give a great hug and are experts with a Cracker Barrel menu. One day I hope they’ll learn how they’ve inspired a nation to do something nice and unexpected for someone else. What better teachers than Gold Star children? One day I hope they understand they taught me what the word “sacrifice” means. It has been an honor to share their story and I can’t wait to write the next chapter. This 2014 Military Yearbook is dedicated to all the children of those who never came home. O

n BAUMHOWER CONTINUED FROM 3 I am one of the fortunate; I have yet to lose a family member or friend to a war. When I made the call to TFP Editor in Chief Michael S. Miller pitching this idea two years ago, I knew it was something that could be beautiful. Seeing picture after picture of those who currently serve or have served in the two previous Military Yearbooks and reading the words that accompanied them confirmed the beauty of my dream. Last year I was privileged to share a picture of my grandfather, Pete Zunk, during his time in Germany. His two years of military service gave Pete enough stories to fill every holiday and birthday over the past 60 years. I am alive and writing this because he came home. It wasn’t until recently that I came to fully comprehend the weight and

Rep. Bob Latta (R) is the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 5th Congressional District.

Jeremy Baumhower can be reached at jeremytheproducer@icloud.com or on Twitter @jeremytheproduc.

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Birds chirp in a tree shading the Whitehouse Cemetery plot where 24-year-old Army Sgt. Gary “Andy” Eckert is buried. The tree was a sapling when he was killed in Iraq in 2005. Now it’s a sturdy young tree. Andy’s son, Myles, has also grown. He’s 9 years old and the spitting image of his dad. ANDY ECKERT “Everything is identical, down to the way he stands, the way he looks, they way he laughs, the way he smiles, the way his teeth are set,” mom Tiffany Eckert said. “They were made from the same cookie cutter.” Myles was just 5 weeks old when Andy was killed by a roadside bomb near Samarra, Iraq, on Mother’s Day, during his second deployment. His daughter Marlee, born while he was on his first deployment, was 21 months old. One side of Andy’s large black headstone is covered in tiny stickers. Once a year, Tiffany, 32, cleans them off for Marlee, now 10, Myles and Tiffany’s daughter, Berkley, 3, to fill again. When designing his marker, Tiffany included a bench on either side of the headstone so she and the kids could sit and visit. His side is inscribed, “Freedom”; her side is inscribed “Strength.” An inscription on the back reads: “Marlee & Myles, I’m working in heaven. Be strong, be fierce, be kind. You’ll never be alone. I love you, Daddy.” “I thought they might come here someday and it would speak to them,” Tiffany said of the note. “They ask to come all the time and I never say no.” “I didn’t think that our ‘normal’ would include my kids asking to make trips to the cemetery to show their

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Not quite five months ago, an unassuming exchange at a local restaurant unexpectedly turned into one of those “big days” after Myles found $20 in the parking lot of a Maumee Cracker Barrel and gave it to a soldier eating lunch. “Both of us had decided we were going to give it to our waitress, but then Frank came in and Myles’ eyeballs lit up,” Marlee said. “Dear Soldier,” the note read. “My dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.” “He reminded me of my dad so it came from the heart,” Myles said. The recipient was Lt. Col. Frank Dailey, a 27-year military veteran serving with the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard. Dailey, a Bowsher High School graduate who lives in Perrysburg, was out to eat on Feb. 7 with his wife and their baby grandson. n TIFFANY ECKERT WITH HER children MYLES, 9, and MARLEE, 10, IS STARTING A PAY-IT-FORWARD FOUNDATION CALLED LUCKY DAY. “I was really2010 proud I didn’t GMCbecause Sierra Reg. Cab W/T Stock #GA292 have to prod him at• Cruise all,”Control Tiffany said. Afterward, Myles asked to stop at his dresser, where he looked at it daily. local media caught wind, followed • AM/FM CD Player Now GMSTo watch Everyone “They did it on their own. that the cemetery. He wanted to talk to his Now it’s packed away for safekeeping as shortly by national media. $ $ unfold as a mom who’s been 15,660 teaching dad “The true spirit of paying it foralone. He won’t say what he said, the family prepares to move out of state 14,160 *Includes Retention Certificate them all these years is really awesome. ” SL but, from the car, Tiffany snapped a for Frank’s next transfer. ward is it’s not supposed to end up like 2011 GMC Acadia FWD Stock #GB025 “It was just heart-melting immedi“We’ve kept a close hold on it,” he this, but this has been neat because it’s • Remote Start • Bluetooth For Phone • Onstar photo of him hugging the headstone. ately,” Dailey said. “Reading the$ note, “I don’t remember [what I said],” said. “To me it’s one of those valuable been a learning experience for others. 39 Month Lease 299 mo. he expresses that his father We’ve been able to share this story Myles said. “Actually I do remember, items that we want to keep forever.” $1665 was Downa soldier and he’s in heaven now. ButDenali you but it’s secret.” and challenge other people to pay it 2010 GMC Yukon Stock #GA275 can’t really discern about forward,” Tiffany said. “We still leave Within days, Dailey continued the National news • Sunroof what that’sMSRP . . . $59,585 • Rear Seat GMS . . . $49,108 until the very bottom pay-it-forward chain, donating the The story gained national atten- notes when we’re at restaurants, but Entertainment when you find • 20” Chrome Wheels $10,477 his name and he states he’s aSAVE Gold Star $20*Includes to CedarCreek Church for its local tion after the Daileys’ daughter posted it’s harder to be inconspicuous now.” Retention Certificate kid. That immediately in Ext. on Caboutreach efforts. a photo of the note on Facebook. Mu2011 GMCclued Sierrame 4WD Stock #GB013 n ECKERT CONTINUES ON 7 how his father had died. ” V8 • Trailering Pkg. For months, Dailey kept the note on tual friends tagged Tiffany and soon • 5.3L • Bluetooth For Phone

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9/11,” according to its website. “We’ve really been given this huge platform and the only way I could justify anything we’ve done is by continuing to do something to pay it forward,” Tiffany said. “Last year Snowball Express was suffering. They were low on funds. So I thought, ‘What better way to promote that organization than to have people pay it forward to them?’ It’s been really neat

because it’s brought such awareness to what it means to be a Gold Star.” Although she’s tried to limit the gifts they’ve accepted, Myles has gotten an Xbox, iPad and bicycle from various charities and donors. She is undecided what to do about offers to help fund the children’s educations. “I just didn’t want it to get out of control and have them start thinking they were entitled,” Tiffany said.

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Military Yearbook 2014 7 “While they are under my watch, I’d rather continue to teach them what I’ve always taught them and that’s to give, not to receive.” Dallas-based Highland Capital Management soon stepped up with a $1 million matching funds challenge, offering the opportunity to turn Myles’ original $20 into $2 million. “We don’t have a final tally back yet, but we’re really close to the $2 million,” Tiffany said. Executive Director Buck Kern said Snowball Express serves more than 1,200 children each year, but there are more than 8,000 children who have lost a parent since 9/11. Myles and Marlee have both participated in Snowball Express events. “Nobody at school really knows what it’s like, so I’m glad when we go to Snowball that nobody has to ask what happened,” Marlee said. “My favorite part is meeting the other kids because they are just like me,” Myles said. “The worst part is the last day because you have to say goodbye to all your friends.”

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The family has appeared on CBS and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” They’ve met former President George W. Bush, Michelle Obama, Kid Rock and other celebrities. Over Memorial Day weekend, Myles was an honorary caddy at The Patriot Cup in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a golf tournament that provides scholarships and other assistance to families of killed or disabled service members. On June 18, the family traveled to Georgia to receive a Daily Point of Light Award, for promoting the spirit of volunteerism. But Tiffany’s favorite experience has been right here in Toledo, when Friendly’s offered to host an ice cream party in April at Toledo Public Schools’ Glendale-Feilbach Elementary in honor of Myles. “That was special,” Tiffany said. “It was so fulfilling, so rewarding just to see these kids challenged by Myles.” Tiffany’s two mantras are “You get better, not bitter” and “Kindness always wins.”

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n ECKERT CONTINUED FROM 7 “I was bullied a lot when I was a kid and that’s what I had to tell myself on a regular basis to get myself through,” Tiffany said. “Then when Andy died it really became a coping mechanism. Then the kids and I ended up doing it together as soon as they got old enough to comprehend. Doing kind things for others, for me, is very fulfilling. There’s nothing else besides my kids that fulfills me more.”

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Tiffany and Andy met at a party in 2002 and soon became inseparable. “There was just something about him,” Tiffany said. “He just had this calming effect. And those eyes. He had the most beautiful blue eyes ever.” They were married at the Lucas County Courthouse on Feb. 28, 2003, a week before he deployed to Iraq. “Andy pretty much asked me every day to marry him from the minute we met,” Tiffany said. “He was really adamant that he didn’t want people to ever think we just got married because I was pregnant with Marlee or because he was getting deployed. Him being deployed obviously expedited things, but he wanted to marry me from the second we met.” Tiffany believes their “fast and furious” romance was meant to be. “If it had happened any other way we wouldn’t have had the kids, we probably wouldn’t have gotten married,” she said. “We had such a short period of time from when we met to when he died. … It was a whirlwind, but I feel like it was meant to happen that way. It was definitely a God thing.” Marlee was born in July, while Andy was still in Iraq. They had chosen the name Marlee Grace, but shortly before she was born, Tiffany changed her middle name to Freedom. “I felt really compelled to do so,” Tiffany said. “I wanted her to know her dad wasn’t in the pictures because he was fighting for our freedom.” Andy wrote Marlee hundreds of letters, even before she was born, Tiffany said. One she carries in her purse reads: “Hello Sunshine, Daddy loves you, and will be home soon. [Heart], Daddy.” Andy was killed by a roadside bomb on May 8, 2005, about 500 feet from where he’d been injured a year earlier. That incident, in March 2004, sent him home with shrapnel wounds, a traumatic brain injury and a Purple Heart. But when his unit was called up in November, he volunteered to go back. “Because of his injuries, he had to sign a waiver to be able to go. He said, ‘I can’t let them go without me,’” Tiffany said. “It wasn’t what I wanted, but who was I to tell him no? My job as his wife was to support him fully. He felt that he was supposed to go back and I couldn’t tell him he was wrong.”

Andy returned on a two-week leave for Myles’ birth in March 2005. “[When he left again] it was really emotional because he told me he wasn’t going to come back,” Tiffany said. At his funeral, she said she didn’t know how she would go on. “You’re sitting there looking at an unknown, like looking at a blank space, and it’s terrifying. Especially when you know you are the one person in the world those two little kids had to count on,” she said. “I always miss him. I always wish he could be with us. Then I just remind myself that he can see everything from heaven and I find some peace in that. I think I’m at the point now where I miss his presence for the kids more than anything. I had some time with him, but they never had that opportunity. He would have been the best dad ever. I know that for a fact, and that makes the sting that much sharper.”

Moving forward

Myles is a “typical 9-year-old,” Dailey said. He likes basketball, baseball and video games. Marlee likes soccer, writing and horseback riding. Tiffany works full time in accounting at a local marketing firm. Myles said he might want to join the military, but Marlee said she’d like to be a writer instead. “My dad was [a serviceman] and my dad’s dad was, and my dad’s stepdad was, so then I want to be because it’s a tradition,” Myles said. Tiffany said her girls have taken all the attention on Myles in stride. “I think the fact that, at home, they know they’re loved and all equal balances out what’s going on,” Tiffany said. “Marlee has shown a lot of grace. She’s an old soul, wise beyond her years. Berkley is just the sassiest thing ever. She doesn’t really comprehend, but she talks about that she got to go to the White House or she got to go to ‘Ellen.’ She doesn’t like it when we travel and she doesn’t get to go with us.” Berkley’s dad lives in the area, although he and Tiffany are no longer together. “I’m teaching her the exact same things I taught her brother and sister,” Tiffany said. “She just fortunately has a dad, a living dad.” Tiffany is starting a foundation called Lucky Day, to encourage paying it forward to military families. “I would like to focus a lot on PTSD and preventing suicides because Andy was a wounded veteran and we had to deal with the ramifications of some of his injuries and his invisible wounds,” Tiffany said. “I had prepped myself to spend the rest of my life taking care of him and I wasn’t afforded that opportunity. But I still have a heart and I still have a passion for those soldiers that have experienced so much and I’m still capable of helping.” A second organization, a partner-

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ship with another Gold Star widow to assist Gold Star families, is in the works. “This whole time I’ve acknowledged and respected that this 15 minutes isn’t going to last forever, so I tried to make right choices, stay normal, do the right thing, keep God at the center of everything we’re doing,” Tiffany said. “Now moving forward, we still have momentum and that’s why we’re starting these organizations to continue to help pay it forward.” The attention Myles’ random act of kindness has brought to the family has meant reliving the pain of their loss. “It’s an honor to be able to share Andy’s story and to preserve the legacy, but there are times where it’s emotional and it’s tough and you just sort of have to say,

‘I need a minute,’” Tiffany said. “But whatever amount of emotional rigor I go through is worth it because not only am I speaking of Andy and celebrating the choices my children are making, I really feel like we’re celebrating all of the sacrifices and reminding people it wasn’t just Andy. It’s not just Marlee, Myles and Tiffany. There’s so many other families like ours. I always try to look at the bigger picture. It’s not ever once been just about us. It’s about us and the others.” The intensity of the attention has toned down but hasn’t ended. “I suppose at some point there will be an ending point to the attention, but I certainly hope there isn’t an ending point to the pay-it-forward

mentality,” Dailey said. “I could tell you [my wife] Lisa and I had no idea that our life was going to take a whole different trajectory than what we had envisioned on that day. “To me, it’s been a special ride, it’s been a fantastic ride. Quite the whirlwind obviously, the places that we’ve gone, the people we’ve met, the organizations we’ve been able to be part of. It raised awareness for us of the many needs out there.” “It reminds you there are a lot of kids like Myles and Marlee that have lost parents,” Lisa added. “We look at it as we’re pretty fortunate. We still have [our soldier], but [those who don’t] need to be taken care of and the kids not forgotten.” O

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Lt. Ghanbari currently serves as a lieutenant assigned to the Navy Reserve Chief of Information Headquarters at the Pentagon. He’s served in Bosnia and Kandahar, Afghanistan. Lt. Ghanbari currently serves as military liaison at University of Toledo.

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Sgt.

Marvin Rofkar Grover Army Korean War

1930-2010. You are missed every day.

Bradley Charles Hart Army

Served six years at Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Bragg, N.C. RIP Feb. 17, 2011

Norbert A. Heban Jr. Army Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne

Served 1953-55 Dad, thank you for your service to our country and for putting our freedom ahead of your personal goals. You’re our hero! Love, your family.

Served as an armorer at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point, N.C., Helmand Province, Afghanistan and Al Asad, Iraq. Awarded the Purple Heart and Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat V. I am proud to call you my husband. You show me the meaning of loyalty, honor and, most of all, respect. I feel lucky I have you and my pride for you is more than you would ever know. Semper Fi.

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Roy Hagerman Army World War II

Steven J. Hawes Sr. Navy USS Iowa in the Persian Gulf

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Victor Matuszewski Army

Enlisted May 1951. Separated March 1953. Discharged October 1957. Served in Korea 1951-52. Received the Bronze Star a medal of appreciation from the government of Korea. Victor’s family is very proud of his service to his country.

Graduated from West Point in 2006, received the Purple Heart at the end of the first of his two tours of duty in Afghanistan. Stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., as a helicopter pilot and company commander Our special thanks to our son, Capt. Chad Marzec, for serving his country so unselfishly and protecting our freedom. He is married to Dr. Alisa Myer Marzec and the proud father of his 3 1/2-year-old son, Jackson, and his 18-monthold daughter, Katelyn. He has completed his required years of active duty and will soon retire from service. We are so proud of you.

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2nd Lt.

Cassandra B. McDonald

Spc.

Commissioned in the Army from BGSU ROTC program and completed Basic Officers Leadership Course in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. She is now stationed in Vicenza, Italy, with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Congratulations Cassie and Godspeed to you during this new chapter in your life.

Jeffrey G. McDonald Air Force

Retired from the USAF after 25 years of active duty service. SMSgt McDonald would like to thank his wife Heidi for her selfless sacrifice and support over those 25 years through dozens of deployments and two wars.

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Served 2004-10. Did two tours in Iraq, one in 2005 with the HHC 612 Engineer BN unit out of Walbridge, Ohio, and one in 2008 with the HHC 1-148th IN RGT, also out of Walbridge. We are very proud of you. Thank you for your service.

Sgt.

Arthur Mora Jr. Army

Elmer left a legacy of service, of compassion to others and of the importance of sincere gratitude. We leave him with the words he so often said to us. Godspeed, Elmer. And thanks a lot. 1929-2011.

Killed in action Oct. 19, 2005, in Balad, Iraq, while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lance Cpl.

John R. Morrin II

Marine Corps Stationed in Okinawa, Japan Though you are so very far away, you are closest in our hearts Our hero. Our son.

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Robert J. Mettler Navy October 1955 - May 1970

NMCB-9 (Seabees). 1967-69 DaNang, Republic of Vietnam​

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Alfred Ottney

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Public Affairs Combat Correspondent/ Community Relations Completed boot camp and combat training at Parris Island, S.C. Completed photojournalism/ public affairs training at Defense Information School (DINFOS) in Maryland. Stationed in Miramar, Calif., with her husband, Cpl. Wes Piehl of Medina, Ohio. So very proud of you both, OOH RAH, Semper Fidelis, God bless you and keep you safe.

Army

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Ky., where she provides care to soldiers, their dependents and Casie E. Saxion military retirees at Ireland Regional Army Army Community Hospital. She Commissioned an officer in March also serves as the RPL advisor for 2009, Casie is a 2012 Army/Baylor MEDDAC at Fort Knox and most doctorate of physical therapy. While recently earned certification as interning at Fort Hood, Killeen, an emergency medical responder. Texas, she earned recognition for Congratulations Casie! Best wishes assisting the 41st Fires Brigade and may God bless you, and those with injury surveillance. She is in your care, throughout your Army currently stationed at Fort Knox, career.

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Larry Shanteau (Right) Army Vietnam War Spc.

Jerry Shanteau (Left) Army Vietnam War

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Marty Schaber

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Stationed in Atlantic City, NJ So proud of your accomplishments in your Coast Guard career!

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For 40 years, a loving father and grandfather. For all you are, your family salutes you with pride and love. -Bernice, Jeffery, Kelly and Tracy

After four years with the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Toledo, served at Fort Hood, Texas, with the Adjutant General Corps, including in the headquarters of the 2nd Armored Division under Maj. Gen. George S. Patton, son of the World War II hero. Served in Italy, Greece and Fort Sheridan, Ill. Retired in March and now writing historical notes for the Gen. George S. Patton Museum of Leadership about serving with Patton’s son.

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1962-68. 983rd Engineer battlion, Medical Section NCOIC, stationed at the University of Toledo.

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Scott, Jake, Megan, Nick and Katie Wawrzyniak

Staff Sgt.

Col.

Bradley L. Thieroff

David Urbanski

Served two tours in Iraq, earning the Army Commendation Medal with Valor and one tour in Afghanistan. Currently a drill sergeant at Fort Benning, Ga.

Served 1971-2003 after attending Ohio State University for two years and was Brutus the Buckeye. 1969 graduate of Whitmer High School. Now living in Hendersonville, N.C.

Army

Air Force

Nick and his wife, Megan, are 2nd Lts. stationed at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi for pilot training. Jake will start his senior year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. For the first semester of his junior year at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Scott will be on exchange at USCGA, where he will be playing football with Jake. Katie will start Air Force ROTC at Miami University in Oxford this August. In this picture is Scott (C2C), Jake (C1C), Megan (Lavelle), Nick and Katie (Miami ‘18).

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Mark A. Wuertz Army

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Served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. That’s my son’s picture right next to mine. He would far outrank me from a military standpoint, but fortunately dads outrank majors, and I remind him of that fact at every opportunity!

Maj. Mark A. Wuertz II received his commission in the United States Air Force in May 2004 and is still serving with honor and distinction. No parents could be any more proud of their son than we are of ours and his unselfish devotion to duty and country.

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Scott Yarberry

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Stationed at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, Italy. 2007 Genoa High School graduate and current student at Coastline Community College. Thanks for your service! All our love from Ohio.

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O U.S. Air Force

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O U.S. Army

522 S. Reynolds Road (419) 531-3515 2801 W. Bancroft St. (419) 534-5420

O U.S. Marine

522 S. Reynolds Road (419) 531-0353

O U.S. Navy

557 S. Reynolds Road Toledo, OH 43615 (419) 531-7615

O National Guard

O Naval Reserve

28828 Glenwood Road, Perrysburg (419) 661-1321

O Military Injury Relief Fund (888) 296-7541 jfs.ohio.gov/veterans/new/mirf.stm

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O Ohio Dept. of Veterans Services

424 Jackson St. (419) 248-2424 / Emergency 2-1-1 unitedwaytoledo.org

O Ohio Housing Finance Agency –

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O American Red Cross

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O Area Office on Aging

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O Bowling Green AmVets 1045 N Main St., Ste. B (419) 352-4800

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925 Research Drive (614) 376-5190

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Elected officials thank service members, vets EDITOR’S NOTE: Toledo Free Press invited local elected officials to share thoughts on the U.S. military. Some responses have been edited for length. Read more online at toledofreepress.com.

A debt of gratitude

Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to all those who have served, and continue to serve, in our armed forces so that we can live free. As a reminder of the price we pay for our freedoms, we have an obligation to honor the valor of each and KASICH every veteran. We thank all veterans for their service to our country. Your sacrifice, selflessness and commitment to our country will never be forgotten. Thank you for all that you have done, and all that you continue to do for our state, nation and world. O JOHN KASICH, Governor

Heartfelt thank you

The Board of Lucas County Commissioners and its employees extend a heartfelt thank you to the men and women who have served or are currently

serving in the military on behalf of the United States of America. We also recognize the sacrifice that military families make on a daily basis to support their loved ones. The collective sacrifice and dedication of our local servicemen and women are in our thoughts. On behalf of the citizens of Lucas County, we extend our deepest appreciation for all that you do for our community and country. O CAROL CONTRADA, TINA SKELDON WOZNIAK and PETE GERKEN, Lucas County Commissioners

cently had the privilege of joining hundreds of flag-waving family, friends and volunteers gathered at Toledo Express Airport to greet a returning flight, and it left a profound impression on me. Those among us who step out from civilian

life to serve our nation deserve support and honor. We must provide the men and women of our armed forces and their families with services to meet their needs both while on duty and when they return to civilian life. And we must al-

ways remember, with gratitude, the debt we owe to those who answer our nation’s call to service. O SANDY SPANG, Toledo City Council — Compiled by Sanya Ali

Always thankful

We should always remain thankful for the women and men who entered the armed forces in defense of our country and liberty. We owe a special debt of gratitude to those who made an ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the United States. O JACK FORD, Toledo City Council

Honor Flight

Honor Flight Northwest Ohio will make its final journey to our nation’s capital this fall. The organization has flown nearly 2,000 World War II veterans to visit their war memorial in Washington, D.C., tangible evidence that their service to our nation will not be forgotten. I re-

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR OVERTON COUNTY, TENNESEE

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Lucas County, Ohio, at its office at One Government Center, Suite 800, Toledo, Ohio 43604 until 2:00 PM on July 23, 2014 and opened immediately thereafter for the performance of all labor and furnishing of all materials and tools required to complete all work for the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center Video Surveillance System Upgrade at 1801 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, OH 43624. The estimated cost is $750,000.00. Copies of the bid documents prepared for the said purpose are now on file at City Blueprint of Toledo, 3455 Briarfield Boulevard, Suite D, Maumee, Ohio 43537 or phone 419-243-7271. The fee is $65.00 plus tax & freight cost. A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting and site visit will be conducted at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Training Room 1 at the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center, 1801 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, OH 43624. This Notice is also posted on the Lucas County Website: http://www.co.lucas.oh.us/bids.asp. By order of the Board of County Commissioners of Lucas County, Ohio. Carol Contrada, President Tina Skeldon Wozniak Pete Gerken

Case No. 13-CV-41 IN RE: Adoption of ANGEL MARIE VLIET date of birth, August 31, 2005 TIMOTHY GLEN SELMAN and wife, DONNA SUE SELMAN, Petitioners, vs. KRISTEN LEE BARNES, Mother EMERSON CHARLES VLIET, Defendant ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION TO: EMERSON CHARLES VLIET A Petition for Adoption has been filed against you by Timothy and Donna Selman. It appears that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon you because your whereabouts are unknown. It is, therefore, ORDERED that you respond to this notice by filing an answer to the Petition in this cause with the Chancery Court, Overton County, Tennessee and with Daryl A. Colson, Attorney at Law, 808 N. Church Street, Livingston, Tennessee 38570, on or before the date listed below. A copy of the Petition may be obtained from the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court for Overton County, at Livingston, Tennessee. If no answer is filed by the date shown below, a judgment by default will be taken against you and a hearing to grant a final order will be set without further notice to you. This notice will be published for FOUR (4) consecutive weeks in “Toledo Free Press,” a newspaper published in Toledo, Ohio at 605 Monroe St.​43604. The last date of this publication will be July 13, 2014. An answer must be filed within thirty (30) days of this date.

THIS THE 29TH DAY OF MAY, 2014.

HONORABLE DOROTHY STANTON Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court 100 E. Court Square, P. O. Box 127 Livingston, TN 38570 (931) 823-2536

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Lucas County, Ohio, at its office at One Government Center, Suite 800, Toledo, Ohio 43604 until 2:30 PM local time on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 and opened immediately thereafter for the performance of all labor and furnishing of all materials and tools required to complete all work for the Sidewalk Repair at Various Lucas County Facilities in Lucas County Ohio. The estimated construction cost is $105,000.00. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be conducted at 3:00 PM on Thursday, July 10, 2014 in the Jury Assembly Room at the Common Pleas Courthouse, 700 Adams Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604. Bid documents, technical specifications and drawings may be downloaded from the Lucas County Website: http://co.lucas.oh.us/bids.asp or they may be obtained from City Blueprint of Toledo, 3455 Briarfield Boulevard, Suite D, Maumee, Ohio 43537 (419-243-7271), between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. By order of the Board of County Commissioners of Lucas County, Ohio. Carol Contrada, President Tina Skeldon Wozniak Pete Gerken

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Radar is a 1-year-old female cat who loves attention. She was brought to the shelter because her owner died so she is a little confused about what is going on, but this doesn’t stop her from being a loving companion! She is cuddly and loves to get her head scratched. She prefers lounging around to playing with toys and would love a home where she can be loved again! She warms up to new people very quickly and has gotten more comfortable in her surroundings since she first arrived at the shelter. Radar is spayed, current on her vaccinations and microchipped. Toledo Area Humane Society is located at 1920 Indian Wood

Radar Circle, Arrowhead Park, Maumee. Adoption hours are noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (419) 891-0705 or visit www. toledoareahumanesociety.org. O

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