Above and Beyond Winner Hopper
Now is your chance to nominate your favorite candidate or co-worker for the Lex Brodie’s Above & Beyond Award. The winner will win a bronze American Eagle trophy, a two-night stay at the Ilikai Hotel, and be recognized at an award ceremony in their honor. Winners are selected each month, so send in your nomination today!
Lex Brodie’s salutes LTC Steven G. Hopper for going Above & Beyond the call of duty!
Volunteered to serve as the Coordinator/Command Liaison for the United Through Reading Military Program. (Designed to help parents and other family members stay in touch with their children during deployments through reading children’s storybooks aloud with them on DVD). While he was deployed in Tikrit, Iraq. All of this effort was done as collateral duty. Not only was LTC Hopper running the program at Camp Speicher, but he was instrumental in working with the Chaplain cell to expand the program to 3 FOB sites in Iraq (Mosul, Balad, and Kirkuk). After receiving word in April 2007 that all Army Units currently deployed in Iraq would be extended to 15 months of deployment, the program became even more important to LTC Hopper who has a 2 ˝ year old son of his own, in order to help keep the Soldiers connected with the children in their lives. United Through Reading® is truly a morale booster for the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and their families, and provides a very significant way for children to stay connected to their deployed parent while inspiring the love of reading. LTC Hopper’s contribution to the United Through Reading® program as the Active Duty Coordinator and as Command Liaison is a significant one for both the soldiers and their families. His countless hours of volunteer work goes “Above and Beyond” the call of duty.
Do you know someone in uniform, who has gone Above & Beyond the call of duty?
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