Mr. Mike Bousher is a veteran of the US Army. Specialist fourth class Bousher served with the first infantry division – 198th infantry brigade during the Vietnam war. He was honorably discharged in 1971. Mr. Bousher retired from a career in the insurance and financial industry. He has been advocating for veterans for over 25 years as a member and leader of various veterans service organizations. Specifically, he is was a state president for the Vietnam Veterans of America and is the current president of the Florida Veterans Council. Mr. Bousher is also a member of the Florida Governor’s Challenge Preventing Suicide Among Service members, Veterans, and their Families. Mr. Bousher lives in Palm Harbor, Florida and we welcome him to the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
Captain Jeffrey Cathey served in the US Navy from 1979 to 2008, retiring as a Captain. He was a naval aviator with multiple commands and combat deployments. After retirement Captain Cathey entered the banking industry. Captain Cathey is a tireless advocate for veteran employment as well as other veteran and military issues running the gambit from women’s veteran issues, spouse employment, and student veterans, to just name a few. Captain Cathey lives in Tampa, Florida and we welcome him to the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
Mr. Anthony D’Aleo is a veteran of the US Army and United States Marine Corps, serving in the Vietnam war. After leaving active service Mr. D’Aleo had a career in the financial industry. Mr. D’Aleo works tirelessly with several veteran service organizations. As a local leader of the Vietnam Veterans of America Mr. D’Aleo makes sure that our Vietnam Veterans have an advocate and friend. Additionally, he looks to bring resources to those that are underserved and those veterans in crisis. Mr. D’Aleo lives in Jacksonville, Florida and we welcome him to the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
Sergeant Major John Gionet retired from the US Marine Corps after 30 years of service. Sergeant Major Gionet continued to serve after retirement, this time as a school teacher. He worked to establish and grow the Young Marines while leading a regiment of those young people. Sergeant Major Gionet is generous with his time averaging more than 10,000 hours of civic and veteran volunteer time annually. Sergeant Major Gionet lives in Orlando, Florida and we welcome him to the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
Colonel Greg Holder retired from the US Air Force Reserve after a distinguished career as a Judge Advocate General. Colonel Holder continued to serve in the US Air Force while sitting as a circuit court judge. He worked tirelessly to assist his community, service members and veterans through Veterans Treatment Court and Employer support for the Guard and Reserves. As a dedicated public servant, Colonel Holder worked to elevate and protect our state and its veterans. Colonel Holder lives in Tampa, FL and we welcome him to the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
Dan Lanman served in the US Army. After his military service Mr. Lanman pursued a successful career in marketing. He is a true veteran’s advocate. Mr. Lanman is current board member for the Florida Veterans Foundation and helps them bring direct support to our State’s veterans. Additionally, Mr. Lanman has worked with student veterans and is very active in other veteran service organizations. Dan Lanman live in Riviera Beach, Florida and we welcome him to the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
Commander John Leslie retired from the US Navy after a career as a Naval Aviator. His service included seaborne deployments to Vietnam. After his Navy retirement Commander Leslie continued to work in aviation including serving as a test pilot. Commander Leslie served his fellow veterans and community in many ways; including hospital outreach, educating students on service and sacrifice and assisting the less fortunate as a homeless advocate Commander Leslie lives in St. Augustine, Florida and we welcome him to the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
Mr. Gordon Lightfoot served in the US Marine Corps, he deployed to Vietnam as member of the 2nd Battalion 3rd Maries. After his service Mr. Lightfoot returned to Florida and had several careers; including high school teacher, union executive, association and executive and in higher education. Mr. Lightfoot worked to build the Tallahassee National Cemetery and stays active in support of that organization. Additionally, he serves our veterans and community is areas ranging from career development, veterans services and mental health, just to name a few. Mr. Lightfoot lives in Tallahassee, Florida and we welcome him to the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
Captain Maxine Reyes retired from the US Army with enlisted service in the US Air Force. Her service included a deployment to Afghanistan. After her service she founded a successful non-profit. Captain Reyes is a tireless advocate for our women veterans, dual military families, and under-privileged youth. She has mentored hundreds of individuals while gaining notoriety for her exceptional leadership style and her outstanding community service. Captain Reyes lives in Tampa, FL and we welcome her to the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Sutphin retired from the US Army after 30 years of service with both the Army and Florida National Guard. Lieutenant Colonel Sutphin continued to serve in local government and well as state government; including the Florida Department of Military Affairs and as the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Lieutenant Colonel Sutphin never stopped serving; he helped to modernize the Florida National Guard and continued the work of the FDVA. He additionally works with all sectors of our veteran population to just simply make their lives better. Lieutenant Colonel Sutphin lives in Tallahassee, FL and we welcome him to the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
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