On this Veterans Day, the Drummond Team would like to express our most sincere thanks and appreciation to the brave men and women who have served our Country. Their sacrifice and acts of heroism are simply a debt that we could never repay.
While we all have friends and family that we want to honor today, the four soldiers below are great examples of why this day is so special.
We would like to thank Mark Cubbedge for wonderfully capturing the images and stories of America’s Veterans that you witness below.
To our Veteran’s and to all who are currently serving, we appreciate you more than you will ever know. Thank you for your service!
Brigadier General George Gaspard
George is three war combat veteran, serving first as a Marine during World War II during the Battle of Okinawa. He later served in the Army during the Korean War and Vietnam War. He is a graduate of Special Forces Class No. 1 and was a line crosser 86 times during the Korean War.
Kevin Crowell with his service dog Bella.
Kevin served during the War in Iraq with the 173rd Long Range Surveillance
Detachment. Their mission was to gather as much intelligence as possible, to neutralize the enemy who were placing improvised explosive devices. As good as their team was, they were still blown up quite a few times. Beginning April 5, 2005 and continuing through the next few months, Kevin and his team were blown up 5 times, and he ultimately sustained a traumatic brain injury, and neck and back injuries. He was flown to Germany and received the Purple Heart. After having portions of his spine replaced in 2011 and living with PTSD, he was matched with a service dog named Bella, whom he credits with helping him navigate and graduate from Flagler College.