Dietz & Watson’s Hometown Hero: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler GroveTyler became interested in the Navy when he was a little kid. But, it really hit him in 8th grade when he was responsible for taking down the flag each day at school and folding it into a triangle. At that point, he decided that he really wanted to do something for this country.
Dietz & Watson’s Hometown Hero: Air Force Lt. Col. Pilot Ray NeallIn college, Ray joined Air Force ROTC at the University of Maryland. He graduated in 1975 and joined the Air Force as Second Lieutenant.
Dietz & Watson’s Hometown Hero: Army First Sgt. Brie KotulaIn 2001, Brie was in college - training to become a police officer. Then, 9/11 happened and she changed her career plan and decided to enlist in the army. Brie felt that was her calling. In 2002, she shipped off to basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Dietz & Watson’s Hometown Hero: Army First Lt. Ben MorganBen decided to join the army while in high school and the ROTC program was the route that he took. Ben graduated as an active-duty infantry officer from Auburn University.