2015 Recipient: Bret Robertson - SS, Westminster College
After graduating from California (Mo.) High School in 2008, Robertson enlisted in the U. S. Army where he served more than three years. He was deployed to Iraq for one year and received the Army Commendation Medal along with his Purple Heart for his service.
Robertson also received the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star. He was also honored with the Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and a Combat Infantryman Badge.
After being informed he is the 2015 AFMA recipient, Robertson said he was “very humbled to accept this award and be a part of the accomplished group of veterans that have won this award before me. I want to thank everyone who has supported me in my journey to where I am now. For me, this award is a huge honor; it represents a powerful message to veterans to continue to serve after their service to our country, whether it is on the football field or in the community.”
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