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My Daughter is my Hero

2022-01-07T01:20:22-06:00May 12, 2021|first responder stories, HOW Stories|

“I think many people take for granted that the freedom and liberties we have are because of those members of the military we have standing behind us. It’s something I’ve always been drawn to supporting. Now, my daughter and son-in-law both serve it has become even more important to me.” Baxter-Clark says. 

Tales from the Front Lines

2022-01-07T01:17:10-06:00September 10, 2020|first responder stories, HOW Stories|

At times everyone struggles. At Heroes on the Water, we are honored to serve those who step up and ensure our freedom and safety. When one of those fine folks lets us know how we helped, that is certainly a fine day for us here at HOW. Please read Matt Bagley’s story. It is why we do what we do.

My Purple Heart is at Heaven’s Gate

2022-01-07T01:16:58-06:00August 5, 2020|HOW Stories, veteran stories|

On April 13, 2007, SFC Jason Austin, U.S. Army (Ret), was a passenger in a vehicle hit by two roadside bombs. “I clearly remember when the first one went off. I remember the flash, felt the heat and the immense pressure. I don’t remember the second bomb, nor the next year of my life.”

Freedom is for Everyone

2022-01-07T00:46:33-06:00July 1, 2020|HOW Stories|

Everyone has a different idea of freedom, which is exactly what the men and women fought for so bravely all these years – the freedom of choice. We caught up with Steve Graff, former chapter coordinator for East Texas, and asked him what freedom means to him.

Fatherhood, Family and Fishing

2022-01-07T01:47:20-06:00June 18, 2020|HOW Stories|

I reflect back on all those dads that got me to this point. They taught me the value of being a good man, one who appreciates simple things, like family and fishing. During the school year, my dad kept me plenty busy with Boy Scouts. My grandfather taught me to fish among many other things.

We Roll with the Punches

2022-01-07T01:44:04-06:00May 29, 2020|HOW Stories|

“Military life throws some doozies at you and you have to stay strong to power through it.” We have all been talking a lot about the “new normal” and life with COVID-19. As a military spouse, I’ve had to endure a lot of changes. The pandemic is just another change of course, and we adapt and overcome. We lean on each other and keep moving forward.

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