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#MemberProfileMondays Meet member Rob Peterson! Rob served with the 1st Infantry Division during Operation Desert Shield/Storm as an active duty Artilleryman for six years in the US Army. He was also the Unit Armorer twice, a 1SG driver, Assistant Platoon Sergeant driver, and as a trainer to Artillery Advanced Party. Rob lives in Neenah and works as the Senior Maintenance Tech for a property management company. He has 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Rob enjoys learning gunsmithing, handgun and long range rifle shooting, and hanging out with fellow members Steve Ellis and Terry Lischka.
Every day we at DVOW remember and support our nations Military and Veterans, but today we are taking a moment to Honor those who fought Courageously and those who Sacrificed their Lives on D-Day June 6, 1944! In Normandy, France over 160,000 Allied troops landed and fought on the beaches of the French coastline to gain a foot-hold against Nazi Germany. More than 9,000 lives were lost or wounded on this day 76 years ago! Their Sacrifices and efforts paved the way for the Allied Forces to liberate Europe and end Tyranny.
New Fragout Podcast is live!! First Desert Storm Veteran*
Alex Schultz is a Desert Storm Veteran Medic. Alex came on the podcast and we shared a lot of stories and personal struggles but how we’re using all of that to improve our community.
Alex is a great friend, community member, and family man. I hope we all take something away from Alex’s story.
I hope you all enjoy!
Ryan Farva Lonergan
Meet member and former president Ryan Farva Lonergan! Ryan served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard from 2006-2012. Units he was assigned to were A Co. 2-128th INF RSTA (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Target Acquisition) and A Co. 132 BSB. Ryan deployed to Iraq from 2009-2010 and worked on a facility engineer team and detainee Guard team. Since leaving the Guard, Ryan has earned 3 college degrees, including his bachelors in sociology/criminal justice. He's a father to a 3.5 year old daughter and usiness owner and host of the Fragout Podcast. Ryan has been working with military and veterans for 13 years and is currently a DOD contractor helping our active service members find employment and help them writing a resume.
Meet 2VP and founding member John Foss! John served in the US Army from 2006 to 2011 as an Intelligence Analyst specializing in French and Francophone Africa. John was stationed in Germany and Ft. Meade, MD, serving two deployments in Afghanistan.
John received his bachelor's degree at UW Oshkosh in Political Science before joining the Army, completed an associate's degree in French from the Defense Language Institute while serving, and completed his master's degree in Public Administration from UWO after separating from the military. Since then he worked in various government positions until recently when he started his own business in property investment called Town Square Properties, LLC.
John is married with three children aged 4, 5, and 8. He enjoys camping and the outdoors (in summer), home improvements, fitness, and spending time with friends and family.