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JULY Honors Veterans   

 

In honor of Veterans Day, JULY proudly acknowledges the service and sacrifices of its employees and employee family members who have served our country within a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

Following is a listing of those we celebrate and honor today:

JULY Employees

Name Branch of Service Details JULY Job Title
Anabel Figueroa U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, 15 years of service Fee and Billing Coordinator
Julie Gale U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd class Client Service Manager

Relatives of JULY Employees

Name Branch of Service Details JULY Connection
Vernie H. Adkisson U.S. Army World War II – Served in two theaters, Germany and Japan Grandfather of Angela Wilson-Ellis, Recordkeeping Conversion Manager
Walter Butler U.S. Army Corporal who served in the Asian Pacific during World War II, Purple Heart Recipient Grandfather to Heather Stewart, VP of Plan Services
Nicholas “Nick” Dittlinger U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Brother of Michelle Combs, Client Service Manager
Charles DuLaney, M.D. U.S. Navy Medical Corps Lieutenant, Senior Grade who served in Japan and South Korea Grandfather to Heather Stewart, VP of Plan Services
James A. Ellis U.S. Navy N/A Father-in-Law of Angela Wilson-Ellis, Recordkeeping Conversion Manager
Jack M. Foley U.S. Marine Corps N/A Grandfather of Angela Wilson-Ellis, Recordkeeping Conversion Manager
David Fry* U.S. Air Force WWII Grandfather of Michelle LeCates, VP of Client Services
David Gale U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd class Husband of Julie Gale, Client Service Manager
Curtis H. Gohlke U.S. Army E7 – Sergeant First Class Father of Cindy Bone, Recordkeeping Daily Processing Manager
Laura Gohlke U.S. Air Force E5 – Staff Sergeant Neice of Cindy Bone, Recordkeeping Daily Processing Manager
Preston S. Gohlke U.S. Air Force E6 – Tech Sergeant Nephew of Cindy Bone, Recordkeeping Daily Processing Manager
C.J. Goodson U.S. Army World War II – Italy, Tech III (Field Medic) Great Uncle of Angela Wilson-Ellis, Recordkeeping Conversion Manager
Dr. WD Hinojosa U.S. Air Force Major Son-in-Law of Pam Pryor, HR Director
J.D. Hudson, Jr. U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, 2 class, WWII Father of Jim Hudson, CEO
Don Humphrey U.S. Army CPL in 201st Combat Engineer Battalion, Stationed in Ft. Leonardwood MO and New Era, MI, Was on standby to be deployed to Korea when war ended Uncle of John Humphrey, COO
Sammy Humphrey U.S. Army North Korea, 1952 Uncle of John Humphrey, COO
Sammy L. Humphrey U.S. Army CPL 625th Field Artillery Batalion of the 40th Infantry Division, Served February 1951 to November 1952, Stationed in Japan and Korea Uncle of John Humphrey, COO
Thurman R. (Bob) Isbell U.S. Army Air Corps Major Sergeant, served 1942 to 1945, stationed in China, Burma, and India,APO Ribbon, 1 Battle Star, Presidential Citation, Good Conduct Medal Great Uncle of John Humphrey, COO
Walt LeCates U.S. Navy Cuban Missile Crisis Father-in-Law of Michelle LeCates, VP of Client Services
Russell L. Long Captain WWII and Korea Father of Joe Long, Regional Sales Consultant
Jonathan Lopez U.S. Army Ranger Specialist, Active Duty Stepson of Bo Smith, Client Service Manager
Landon Thomas Marr U.S. Army E-2, joined in 2014, stationed in Korea “Little Best Cousin in the World” to Stephanie Bartels, Administrative Assistant
Eugene Edward McNamara U.S. Army Specialist, Vietnam War (see below for photo)> Father of Kelli Pledger,Internal Sales Consultant
James R. Midcap* U.S. Army Air Corps Sergeant, World War II (1943-45) Grandfather of Eric Reinhardt, Manager – SOLO Plan Services
Trent Parkinson Army Infantry Corporal, served in WWII in the European theatre at age 17. Father-in-Law to Beth Parkinson, Internal Sales Consultant
Gene Reinhardt U.S. Air National Guard Airman First Class (1963-69) Father of Eric Reinhardt, Manager – SOLO Plan Services
Eddie (A.D.) Richter* U.S. Army Private First Class, Received the Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart during WW II Uncle of Cindy Bone, Recordkeeping Daily Processing Manager
Bob Riegle N/A Sergeant, World War II POW Great Uncle of Eric Reinhardt, Manager – SOLO Plan Services
Wayne Rockwell* U.S. Navy WWII Grandfather of Michelle LeCates, VP of Client Services
David Ronje U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, Active Duty Brother of Angie Pace, Client Service Associate
Robbie Rutland U.S. Air Force Captain Brother-in-Law of Matt Prim, Retirement Plan Consultant
Ronald Rutland U.S. Air Force Colonel Father-in-Law of Matt Prim, Retirement Plan Consultant
Mike Shumaker U.S. Army Sergeant Major, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division at Fort Hood(see below for photo and more details) Husband of Shelly Shumaker, Accounting and Payroll
Jeff Shrader U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Brother-in-Law of Michelle LeCates, VP of Client Services
Carold Ray Smith* U.S. Army Served in Vietnam and Korea, retired as a Sergeant Major at 101st Airborne, Fort Campbell, KY Father of Cassie Aragon, Southeast Regional Sales Consultant
Anna Sprick* WAVE, WWII Read Anna’s fascinating story here Great Aunt of Paul Turner, IT Support Manager
Gail Stubbs U.S. Navy (Seabees) 10th Mobile Construction Battalion, Guam (Pacific Ocean) 11th Mobile Construction Battalion, Philippines (Pacific Ocean) 1952-1955 Grandfather of Andrea Viere, Administrative Assistant
Mark Viere U.S. Navy Electrician’s Mate, 3rd Class, WWII (1944-1946) in the Marshall Islands Grandfather of Andrea Viere, Administrative Assistant
Scott Welstead U.S. Marine Corps   Cousin of Matt Welstead, VP of Systems & Processes
William Ernest Welstead U.S. Marine Corps WWII Grandfather of Matt Welstead, VP of Systems & Processes
William Gregg Welstead U.S. Navy Commander Uncle of Matt Welstead, VP of Systems & Processes
Boyd Westbrook* U.S. Army Stationed in Africa, World War II Great Uncle of John Humphrey, COO
Clyde Westbrook* U.S. Army Private First Class, served from 1942 to 1945, trained at Camp Wolters, TX and Camp Bowie, TX, and Camp Polk, LA, served in Africa, Italy, and Phillippines, Good Conduct Medal, ETO Ribbon, 4 Battle Stars, APO Ribbon Great Uncle of John Humphrey, COO
Donald Westbrook* U.S. Army Stationed in Africa, World War II Great Uncle of John Humphrey, COO
Esker Westbrook* U.S. Army Stationed in Africa, World War II Great Uncle of John Humphrey, COO
Earl H. Westbrook* U.S. Army Stationed at Camp Gordon, GA, World War II Great Uncle of John Humphrey, COO
John Elbert Westbrook* U.S. Army Air Corps Private First Class, 1038th Air Material Squadron, Stationed in New Guinea and Philippines, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge CO #10, Asiatic-Pacific Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star Grandfather of John Humphrey, COO
Maurice G. Westbrook U.S. Navy Sergeant First Class, entered Navy in 1944, trained at Great Lakes, IL and Shoemaker, CA, served in APO on USS Bataan, APO Ribbon, 3 Battle Stars, Victory Ribbon, ATO Ribbons Great Uncle of John Humphrey, COO
Robert J. Westbrook* U.S. Army Served from 1942 to 1945, trained at Camp Adair, OR, Ft. Lewis, WA, Camp Beale, CA, stationed in Philippines and Okinawa, Good Conduct Medal, APO Ribbon, 5 Battle Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Victory Medal Great Uncle of John Humphrey, COO
Robert C. Wiese* U.S. Army While he was in the Army he received training as a surveyor and that became his profession. He was a surveyor in the Waco area and many surrounding counties for over 40 years and his name his on thousands of surveys. Father of Susie Buckner, Support Manager
Olen J. Wilson U.S. Army (Air Corps) Aircraft Technician Grandfather of Angela Wilson-Ellis, Recordkeeping Conversion Manager
 
  • Eugene Edward McNamara

    * Deceased
    Pictured: Eugene Edward McNamara

    Specialist, Vietnam War
    Father of Kelli Pledger, Internal Sales Consultant

  • Mike Shumaker

    Pictured: Mike Shumaker, third from left

    U.S. Army, Sergeant Major, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division at Fort Hood Husband of Shelly Shumaker, Accounting and Payroll

    Additional Details:

    Mike has been on active duty for 24 years. Mike, Shelly and family have endured two deployments to the Balkans, three to Iraq, and one to Egypt (time totaling over 5 years).

    About the photo:

    Mike’s job at the time this photo was taken was in Egypt as part of the Multinational Forces & Observers Team. They were based with soldiers from all over the world. Their mission was to supervise the implementation of the security provisions of the Egyptian-Israeli Treaty of Peace and to prevent any violation of its terms. There were 14 countries represented in all. Mike made a ton of friends-his favorites were the soldiers from Fiji– and Genero, one very outspoken Italian soldier.

  • Great Uncles of John Humphrey

    Pictured: Great Uncles of John Humphrey, COO

  • Wayne Rockwell

    Pictured: Wayne Rockwell

    U.S. Navy, WWII
    Grandfather of Michelle LeCates, VP of Institutional Sales and Relationship Management

  • Sammy Humphrey

    Pictured: Sammy Humphrey

    North Korea, 1952
    Uncle of John Humphrey, COO