Military / First Responders / Officers
The son & nephew of Veterans, Greg has a lot of respect for those who serve and protect everyone's freedoms and keep everyone safe. His support has taken different forms. On a professional level, he has accepted invites to speak at events. In America, for instance, he was Opening Speaker (on Mentoring) at a conference for juvenile officers. He also has spoken at events for students at a number of military academies in the USA. In Canada, he served as guest speaker at an annual event for students for Remembrance Day. The book based on Greg's story has been used in these kind of settings as well (i.e. USO of Illinois ordered copies for people being honored for their service to military families). The articles he has written for magazines include a profile & interview with a member of The United States Army Band, "Pershing's Own". On a civic level, Greg has volunteered his time to visit with seniors in many instances -- including older Veterans. His foundation funded a series of scholarships for students in Oklahoma who are studying for EMS, Paramedic or First Responder careers. For his civic efforts, Greg has received some meaningful honors - including the Jefferson Award for Public Service. He also received an honor with a fun military connection: Hasbro honored him as one of 35 people who reflect the ‘spirit of G.I. Joe’ and ‘demonstrate heroism in their every day lives’.