Cincinnati State Student Veterans' Affairs & The My GI Foundation were proud to co-host the 2016 Cincy's Soldiers honoree banquet at the Cincinnati State Conference Center. The accommodations were perfect and we were able to play military ballads while people ate the best banquet food I have had this year and I have been to a lot of banquets.
Quick overview of the soldiers. They all deserve more of a write-up. Mark Hobbs, Chris Cravens, and Gary Favors were our first honorees. Mark was a paratrooper with over 60 jumps and 16 citations for his dangerous missions. Chris is one of those tough US Marines and was elevated to an investigative NCIS position as a Captain. Gary used his military experience and compassion for others to start some many charitable initiatives here in Cincinnati and his efforts have no bounds.
To be one of Cincy’s Soldiers we considered your unique achievements as a soldier, your contributions to your military branch or other military branches, your military philanthropic commitment, your community service, your furtherance of a proud American Soldier, your character, and your overall commitment to honor, duty, and country. Congratulations!
Senator Joe Uecker took me to lunch when I was fourteen to discuss high level military service and a career in government service. He is a regular speaker at My GI Foundation banquets and is always ready to lend a hand to support my philanthropy and service to veterans. He has represented the 14th District since 2013 as a Republican member of the Ohio Senate.
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