The United States was founded upon the principles of liberty, freedom, and inalienable rights. Over the years, those freedoms and rights have needed to be protected, their allies have needed to be defended. Collectively, as a nation, we have relied on the bravery and sacrifice of our Armed Forces to safeguard the principles of freedom around the world.
Stander thanks those members of the Armed Forces. We are grateful for all that these men and women have sacrificed on our behalf, and we want to give back to these brave veterans.
Many veterans struggle with mobility issues, and because of injury or age, are finding their own freedoms reduced as they navigate their home and community. We at Stander want to help them regain some of their independence, and help them live life on their own terms.
We at Stander want to help them regain some of their independence, and help them live life on their own terms.
We will never be able to fully repay the millions of people who have served our country in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard; but we want to do our part to honor these great people.
For that reason, we introduce the Stander Honored Veterans program. Here we highlight the service, and lives of some of our greatest heroes. We hope, as you learn more about these great men and women, that you will be inspired to help serve those veterans in your community.
For those of you who have served in the Armed Forces, we thank you!
VETERAN HALL OF HONOR
George "Jack" Kidd - Navigator in the Army Air Corps. Served in WWII. Stationed in Greenland where he flew reconnaissance. Jack Kidd enlisted in the Army shortly after the beginning of WWII. When he was dropped off at the bus to travel to basic training, his father had just received word that he was dying, and would never see his son again.
Lyle served honorably as a Navy radio man from 1942-1946. He served on several islands throughout the pacific ocean during. Towards the end of World War 2 Lyle was re-assigned to San Francisco where he was one of the 1st people in the continental United States to learn of the Japanese surrender and consequently the end of most conflict in the pacific.
Bruce Johnson enlisted and Served in the Navy during the Vietnam War in the late 1960’s. Bruce was stationed in Okinawa Japan where he fulfilled his role as a construction Forman during his two years of service. Upon return from his Military Service, Bruce completed his Masters Electrical License and ran his fathers business for more than 30 years.
Clive Murdell Holland served in the Army in WWII in Africa, then with the 1471st Maintenance Engineers in France and Germany. After arriving at a French Port Clive boarded a troop transport train headed for Camp Lucky Strike, a major staging point for front line troops.