Eagle Salutes presented by US Army

Eagle Country 99.3 salutes the brave men and women of our military who protect our freedoms and safety. Each week, our radio station will randomly select a serviceman or woman for on-air recognition during Eagle Salutes presented by U.S. Army.

Nominate your favorite serviceman or woman using this nomination form (click here)

The nominee does not need to be a relative. You can submit a friend, neighbor, classmate, etc. The only requirement is that the person is on active duty or currently serving in the United States military or local first responder (police, fire, EMS).

Once you’ve submitted a nomination, listen to Eagle Country 99.3 each Thursday at 8:20 a.m. to find out if your nominee is recognized. We’ll also share each week’s honoree on this webpage.

Eagle Country 99.3 Salutes is presented by U.S. Army Recruiting. Visit the local recruiting office at 906 Green Blvd., Aurora, IN 47001 or call (812) 926-4225. You can also find them on Facebook.

 

SALUTE FOR MAY 24

SSG Christian Suding

Hometown: St. Peters, Indiana

Nomination by Kelly Will: SSG Suding has served for 15 years active duty, with 4 Years in the United States Marine Corp and 11 U.S. Army. He has been stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, Okinawa, Japan, 29 Palms, CA, Ft Leonard Wood, MO, Ft Carson, CO, and Ft Campbell, KY. His specialty is 12 B, Combat Engineer. Recently he successfully completed the prestigious Sapper Leader Course, becoming the epitome of what it means to be a Combat Engineer. He also was a Drill Sergeant for three years at Ft Leonard Wood. SSG Suding has served three tours in Iraq. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism (Expeditionary) Medal, Global War on Terrorism (Service) Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Overseas Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Development Ribbon (with 2 Device). He will soon attend the Senior Leader Course to be promoted to Sergeant First Class later this year, 2018. Currently stationed at Ft Campbell, KY, 101st Airborne Division Battalion 326 Engineer Brigade, he resides with his wife, Amber, and daughters, Cadence and Cassidy. Christian Suding is the son of Bruce and Pam Suding of St. Peters, IN, sister of Heather Moster, also of St. Peters, and Kelly Will of Lawrenceburg, IN. He is a 1997 graduate of Franklin County High School.

 


 

SALUTE FOR MAY 3

Calvary Scout Devin Wuest, U.S. Army

Hometown: Milan, Indiana

Nomination by U.S. Army Recruiting Center: Devin, a Milan High School student, recently enlisted as a cavalry scout, specializing in reconnaissance. He will go to boot camp at Fort Benning, Georgia in June.

 


SALUTE FOR APRIL 26

Staff Sgt. Anthony Williams, U.S. Marine Corps

Hometown: East Enterprise, Indiana

Nomination by Richard Lay: Anthony comes from a line of family marines. With a brother and sister who were Marines as well as brother in-laws. Sgt. Williams has dedicated his life to serving the Marine Corps and the great country he loves. He is currently a Recruiter in Cincinnati area but him and his lovely Family will be up rooting again going to Camp LeJune in N.C. where he will be involved in communications. Just wanted to let him know how proud we are of him and honored to have him as my nephew.

 


SALUTE FOR APRIL 19

Lance Corporal Kyle Joseph See, U.S. Marine Corps

Hometown: Rising Sun, Indiana

Nomination by Margie Lewis: Kyle See is my nephew, he is stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, and is a 2016 graduate of Rising Sun HS. He is a diesel mechanic and he works on trucks from all over Camp Pendleton and sometimes from other bases all over the State of California. We are very proud of him. His cousin is Jason Campbell from Manchester Indiana who was Eagle Salutes honoree in March. The family is extremely proud of them both.

 

 


SALUTE FOR APRIL 12

Cody Lewis, U.S. Army

Hometown: Versailles, Indiana

Nomination by Crissy Lewis: IN his senior year of high school, Cody joined the delayed entry program for the U.S. Marine Choir. The day after he graduated, he was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. He's done a tour in Iraq and a tour in Afghanistan. He got out of the service, but was not happy and wanted to continue to serve his country. He then joined the U.S. Army and has been stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is currently in his second tour with as many military branches in Afghanistan. 

 


SALUTE FOR APRIL 5

James Moore, U.S. Army (rank unknown)

Hometown: West Harrison, Indiana

Nomination by Kristin Moore: James Moore served in World War II in Germany for two years. He came home and joined the bricklayers union and bought a 120 acre farm. He was a humble and proud man who lived the American dream. 

 


SALUTE FOR MARCH 29

Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Lozier, U.S. Navy

Hometown: Rising Sun, Indiana

Nomination by Tracy and Alan Lozier: His mom and father are so very proud of Logan for choosing to serve at the age of 17 after he left in July of 2015. He has been stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. He is attached to the USS George Washington CVN 73 where he works as a machinist mate in the reactor department. 

 


SALUTE FOR MARCH 22

Specialist Luke Hellron, U.S. Army

Hometown: Aurora, Indiana

Nomination by Caroline Succop: He is a combat medic with the United States Army. His perseverance through all these years needs to be recognized. He is working hard. He has a great group of supporters from the Cincinnati/Aurora area that are wishing him the best of luck with all his hard work.

 


SALUTE FOR MARCH 15

Specialist Jason Campbell, U.S. Army

Hometown: Aurora, Indiana

Nomination by Beth See: Jason is my nephew and he's currently stationed in Washington DC. He's in the Presidential Escort Platoon of the US Army's Honor Guard. He does Final Honors and Memorial Affairs for America's fallen in Arlington National Cemetery. We are very proud of him and look forward to his return home this summer before he goes overseas. Class of 2014 at South Dearborn High School.

 


SALUTE FOR MARCH 8

Amber Francis, firefighter and paramedic

Hometown: Sunman, Indiana

Nomination by Vickie Francis: My daughter is a firefighter/paramedic with Colerain Fire Dept and just accepted the same position with Green Township. She also is a paramedic at Ripley County EMS (Indiana) and a paramedic in the ER at Mercy West Hospital. She fell in love with firefighting after being a medic only at Colerain. She is a female in an otherwise male job. Same training, same equipment, same loyalty to serve the public. Girl power all the way!

 

 


SALUTE FOR MARCH 1

Emily Westerfield, Army recruit

Hometown: Aurora, Indiana

Nomination by U.S. Army Recruiting Station: Emily is joining the military after finishing her associates degree. She’ll soon be going to basic training. Her college education has allowed her to enter the Army as a PFC E3.

 


SALUTE FOR FEBRUARY 22

Jade Ellis and Benjamin Kurtz

Nomination by U.S. Army Recruiting Station: Ellis and Kurtz are new recruits to the U.S. Army.

 


SALUTE FOR FEBRUARY 15

Sgt. Misty Lynn Dow, Army National Guard

Hometown: Aurora, Indiana

Nomination by Karen Rumsey: Misty is my daughter and im very proud of all her accomplishments she has made in her life.Just want our local hometown girls to remember you can do it too!!

 

 


SALUTE FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2018

MSgt. Loran Hoffmeier, Air Force

Hometown: Yorkville, Indiana

Nomination by RoseMary Hoffmeier: He served honorably for 22 years traveling the world and raising his family far from home. He served from 1958-1979 which encompassed the Vietnam conflict keeping our country safe while at the air bases in Europe.

 

 

 


SALUTE FOR FEBRUARY 1, 2018

Private Kyle Jackson, Army

Hometown: Aurora, Indiana

Nomination by Richard Jackson: Kyle is my son and we are all so very proud of him for joining the Army and serving our great country.

 

 

 


SALUTE FOR JANUARY 25, 2018

CSM Troy Craft, Army National Guard

Hometown: Greendale, Indiana

Nomination by Sandy Davis: I think this young man should be recognized for his very hard work of keeping us safe. He has served this country since graduating high school, serving in Afghanistan twice and Iraq once.

 

 

 


SALUTE FOR JANUARY 18, 2018

PFC Morgan Wolfer, Army Reserves

Hometown: Manchester, Indiana

Nomination by Beth Hyde: Morgan is a great young women who has been a natural leader All her life. I have known her since grade school and have had the privilege to watch her grow into an amazing woman. Morgan is very involved in South Dearborn school community by coaching soccer, softball and basketball. She is truly a great role model for our young girls in our community.

 


SALUTE FOR JANUARY 11, 2018

SSgt. Clayton Bender, Air Force

Hometown: Dillsboro, Indiana

Nomination by Sally Bender: “The men and women in the military leave their family and friends for long extended times to ensure we can live a life of safety and freedom. Clay has not been home to Indiana for 3.5 years. He is responsible for security on a nuclear air base in Italy. We are looking forward to seeing him in the near future when he comes home to stand by his brothers side as his best man! God Bless the United States Men and Women in the military!”

 

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