I want to say thank you to my dad. Today is his first Veterans Day as a veteran, and my golden birthday, too! Thanks, Dad! Love, Abby
Abby’s dad is Matthew Longnaker of Duluth. He joined the Army on June 23, 1992, attended basic military training at Fort Knox, Ky., and advanced training as a combat medic at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He served 20 years, and retired on June 30, 2012. He was deployed four times: Bosnia, Kuwait and twice to Iraq. He served as a combat medic instructor and did multiple overseas tours. He was awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge and the Combat Medical Badge.
Submitted by Abby Longnaker of Duluth
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