May 13, 2020

Stories of Sacrifice, Bonus Episode - Major Zachariah Fike, Purple Hearts Reunited

Stories of Sacrifice, Bonus Episode - Major Zachariah Fike, Purple Hearts Reunited

Major Zachariah Fike - Zac is currently an Active Duty Army Infantry Major with over 22 years of service to his country, both as an enlisted man and officer. He has combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, participated in multi-national operations in Macedonia, counter drug operations on the Mexican border, and taken part in numerous emergency response efforts in the United States. He has served as a Company Commander three times, giving him a wide range of experience within Operations, Sustainment, and Leadership.  He has been decorated on many occasions which consist of two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for wounds received in Afghanistan. 
Zac is the founder of Purple Hearts Reunited (PHR), a Veteran nonprofit that returns lost or stolen military medals of valor to veterans or their families, in order to honor their sacrifice to the nation. 
  Out of an estimated 45,000 non-profits serving Veterans, PHR is the only organization providing this service. Founded in 2012 by Zac, PHR is led by a headquarters based in Vermont and supported by three specialty divisions — Valor Research, Valor Rescue, and Valor Guard. These teams are led by dedicated volunteers from across the country and primarily consist of veterans, wounded veterans, and military families. As a team, they work together to honor our nation’s heroes and return Valor across the country.
  Zac was also nominated and selected as the 2016-2017 Military Times Army Soldier of the Year and was the first National Guard Officer to ever win this prestigious award.

https://purpleheartsreunited.org/about-us/

Village Frame Shoppe, makers of all PHR framing to the Veteran's families - They can help you create a custom shadowbox frame that will Honor your Military Hero's service. Your project is treated with respect, and conservation grade materials are used. They would love to help you preserve your treasures for years to come.  https://vtframeshop.com/military-framing

Other Veteran Owned Business' Zac supports:
14th Star is a veteran-owned Vermont craft brewery on a mission to brew world-class beer while enriching our community. https://www.14thstarbrewing.com/

Danger Close Craft Distilling - Veteran Owned - Veteran Distilled
Keep your friends close and your whiskey Danger Close!
https://www.dangerclosedistilling.com/

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