Colonel Waters is still an active duty service member - currently assigned to the Pentagon.
During the Salute to Our Troops Ceremony, Glenn's son Kyle was also surprised with a $10,000 scholarship for his collegiate studies as an aeronautical and mechanical engineering major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Bill Sabia from Budweiser and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Rocky Sickmann from Folds of Honor made the check presentation.
While battling depression, Nancy's friend persuaded her to attend Project Odyssey - a Wounded Warrior Project program to help injured service members deal with combat stress. As she began to meet other female warriors, she was inspired to help others facing the same obstacles.
In 2009, Nancy began a full-time career with Wounded Warrior Project as a benefits liasion, and in her spare time enjoys cheering on the Rangers and spending time with her daughter.
"I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2008, and dealing with it is my greatest challenge," says William. While in treatment, some of his fellow warriors introduced him to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), which in turn connected him with even more veterans. Soon William realized he wasn't alone in his battle against PTSD. "I'm inspired by other wounded service members who encourage me and teach me things about PTSD - like keeping my emotions, anxiety, and anger in check so my family is not affected." Since connecting with WWP, William has made great strides toward controlling his PTSD. He's now working toward his college degree and spending time with his family. He's also been empowered to share his story to help other warriors find the help they need.
William has been a selfless warrior and devotes his time to helping other soldiers overcome PTSD. Airforce Honors: Meritorious Service Medal (twice), Iraqi Freedom Medal, Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, AF Commendation Medal and others. Newark Police Honors: Class A - Medal of Honor (X-2), Class B - Medal of Merit, PBA Officer of the year (1994), Other NJ county, state and federal recognition and awards.
The Salute to Our Troops honorees for the month of November are SGT Eugene Nebocat, MAJ Patrick C. Howlett, CPT Ben Flores, CPT Bryan Adams, LTC Rich Comitz, CPT Bill Corson, CPT Christopher Sproul and SPC Cody Beets.