Military Service Branch: Army National Guard
Where Are They Stationed: Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Submitted by: Sarah Permann (Girlfriend)

My boyfriend, Jimmy Holloway, is currently at Basic Combat Training in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. He made the decision to join the Army National Guard at the age of 31, despite the various looks he received and the millions of questions as to why he'd want to do such a thing at his age and especially during the troubling times that our Nation is experiencing. For that reason alone, his is my hero. He never once let his age hold him back from doing the one thing that he had dreamed of doing from a young age. I find it brave and honorable that he could put his current life aside so that he could be trained by some of the best in our Army, to defend our country and our freedoms, especially during a time of frequently occurring foreign threats. I couldn't be more proud to call him my boyfriend and I'm honored to be a part of his support system during this life changing decision.