We asked Plant City: Who’s your Veteran hero and why?
My dad! Because, well, he’s my dad! And he helped inspire my son to enlist as well.
My best friend & JROTC instructor, CSM Ernest Hickle, fought 2 tours in Vietnam, wounded in combat, retired US Army with 31 years 6 months of dedicated service, and served as an JROTC instructor at Plant City High School. He was truly a great man, warrior, mentor and friend.
My hero was my WW2 Navy father. He helped rescue 16 men from a sinking ship overseas.
Sharon Marie Elizabeth
My cousin who sacrificed himself for his troops in Iraq.
Anyone who has served and put their life on the line to keep us free…they’re all heroes.
My husband’s dad, he was in the Army, passed away from cancer 1982.
My late husband, Keith Robbins. US Army, 5th Special Forces. Vietnam ’69 – ’72. Came home from the war and spent the rest of his life in service to others.
My dad! He passed away 15 years ago on Veterans Day! It was an honor in a way knowing of all the days he passed it was on Veterans Day. He served as an E6 in the Army. Did four tours in Vietnam as he did his service as a medic. He retired after 21 years of service. I miss him dearly.
That would have to be my dad, he was in WW2 in the Korean, but I wasn’t born yet. And the reason he’s my hero is because he’s my dad.