Our Local Heroes



City of Palm Bay Salutes Our City's Heroes

The City of Palm Bay is proud to list our very own men and women who are serving our country and this great city in the continuing quest for freedom and justice for all. We wish each and every one of them a safe journey home.



If you are a Palm Bay Family with a loved one in the service, please email us and we will post their name right here on our web site! Please provide the name and title of the service person.


 PFC Nickolas Acevedo Army National Guard 
 SRA Andre Adorno Air Force
 Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew M. Alderman Navy
 MSG Michael E. Alicea  Army
 SSG Toshiro I. Amos  Army
 SRA Fred R. Anderson, Jr. Air Force
 SPC James Anderson Army
 Petty Officer 3rd Class Rick Andrews Navy
 Petty Officer Andre Anthony  Navy
 SSGT Christopher Bell Air Force
 Staff Sgt. Clayton Bennett Army National Guard
 Seaman Timothy Betts Navy
 SFC Leon C. Black III Army
 SFC Ryan Boileau Army
 Pfc. Phillip Breuning Navy
 Cpl. Christine Briggs Marines
 Sgt. Jason Briggs Marines
 Sgt. Joseph D. Brooks Marines
 SR Erin C. Burmeister Navy
 Sgt Lisa Cantor Army
 HM1 (SS/FMF) Scott Carey Navy
 Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Carlile Navy
 Rick Carter Navy
 1st Class Matt Cartonla Air Force
 Cheryl Clay 
 Pvt. Justin Collins Army
 A1C David H. Cook, Jr. Air Force
 George Cook Navy
 Specialist 4th Class Ranger Tony Cooke Army
 BM3 Errol G. Cooper Navy
 PFC Thomas James Cosenza Army
 Sgt. Jeff Cotto Army
 Lt. Victor M. Cotto Navy
 TSgt Paula Craine Air Force
 TSgt Steve Craine Air Force
 SSgt David Curry Air Force
 Major Ivan W. Dacres, Jr. Army
 Sgt. Tyrunm Dacres Marines
 Christopher Dalke Navy
 SKSR William Davidson, Jr. Navy
 Sgt. Bill Delaporte Army
 SPC Jason Dechenne US Army Reserve
 Sgt. Daniel Dechenne Army
 Sgt. Kristofer C. Definbaugh Army National Guard
 Sgt. Justin J. Deschaine Army
 Captain Gregory DeStefano Air Force
 Sgt. Brian Dillon Marines
 Pvt. Brian Drulard Marines
 TSgt. Daniel J. Ellis Air Force K-9
 Airman Justin Facey Air Force
 PFC Michael Fariello Army
 SSgt. Dustin D. Files Army
 PFC Steven Fisher Army
 SSgt Thomas Fyfe Marines
 Sgt. Joseph Gallagher Army
 A1C Joseph Garcia-Ortiz Air Force
 Petty Officer Jesse C. Geiges Coast Guard
 TSg Tisha (Pierson) Gerrell Air Force
 Specialist 4 James Gibbons Army
 MA2 Cecil G. Gilbert Navy
 SSG Jeremy Grimaldi Army
 Seaman Kelli Grimes Navy
 PFC Aleta M. Handcock Marines
 SSgt. Sean Harris Air Force
 A1C Dustin E. Hathcock Air Force
 SR-A Jessica Jimenez-Hathcock Air Force
 Petty Officer IT3 Joshua L. Hearndon Navy
 Private Justin Hill Marine Corps Reserve
 SSgt. Randy Holley Army
 Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Hollis Navy
 SFC Johnny Houser Jr. Army
 LCpl James A Herron Marines
 Airman James "Buster" Hughes Navy
 LCpl John D. Ireland Marines
 Sgt. Angelo Isnardi Army
 Sgt. Xavier T. Jackson Army
 Cpl Chad R. Jeffers Marines
 LCPL Christopher C. Johnson Marines
 CPL David L. Johnson, Jr. Marines
 MSG Gregory Jones Army
 Michael Jungovich Navy
 GySgt Kevin Kersey Marines
 Corporal Kevin Krukoski Marines
 Major Victor Krus Army
 SPC Kurt A. Kulig Army
 SRA Russ Landrus
 Air Force
 SPC Rhiannon Leal Army
 PFC Michael Leggett Marines
 1st Lt. Stephen Leggiero Air Force
 A1C John LeSuer Air Force
 SR Thomas E. Linn III Navy
 Sgt. Gregory J. Lippman Army
 LCPL Charles B. Loraine, Jr. Marines
 A1C Jonathan Loraine Air Force
 MSgt Jeff Lund Air Force
 SPC Louis Lushman US National Guard
 Seaman Jason Mair Navy
 Ryan Masinski Army
 PO3 Rachel Masse Navy
 Sgt Jason Todd Massey Army
 MSgt Joel A. McDonald Air Force
 A1C Michael Gene McHenry Air Force
 SPC Nathan D. McQuade Army
 Sgt. Anthony Micale Marines
 STG1 Alias D. Mix Navy
 AC1 Daniel E. Molina Air Force
 Lance Corporal Wilton M. Moon Marines
 Sgt. DuJuan Taveon Moore Army
 Cameron Morici Army
 Sgt. Philip Morici Army
 Michael Mudd Air Force
 2nd LT Ingrid C. Muniz Air Force
 CPL William H. Myers Marines
 Bernice Newton 
 MSG Pedro M. Nieto Jr. Army
 SN Joni Nuss Navy
 CPL Michael A. Pack
 MAJ Dennis Peoples Army
 Mathews Peters Marines
 Mark Peters Marines
 Luke Peters Marines
 John Peters Marines
 Michael Petronis Navy
 TSg Damian Pierson Air Force
 Sgt Gina R. Piscione Marines
 PV2 Ryan Postal Army
 Sgt. Ryan Postle Army
 Ctm3 Richard A. Prasser, Jr. Navy
 CPL Don C. Prysi Marines
 ET2 Tracy Quinn-Fussell Navy
 SGT Richard Redding Army
 LCPL David Reynolds Marines
 SSGT Adam Rickert Air Force
 ET1 Jason Rickert Navy
 CE3 Richard Rickert Navy
 Spec. Cpl. Nestor Rivera Army
 SPC Jonathon Rodat US Army Reserve
 YN1 (SS) Kenneth Rowe Navy
 SSG Luis Sanchez Army
 SPC Mark Sauter Army
 MSG Alen S. Schulze Army
 CAPT Michael Scianna Air Force
 Sgt. Christopher Semiramis Army
 Sgt. Ernest Shaffer Army
 Sgt. David J. Shumate Army
 SGT Peter Sierra Air Force
 PFC Anthony E. Silvestri Army National Guard
 MM2 "SS" Christopher Smolka Navy
 Gy Sgt Joseph J. Stafford Marines
 Construction Man Michael J. Steward Navy
 SPC Anthony Stickney Army
 CPL Shawn Stickney Marines
 MMCM(SS) William Stoiber  Navy
 CE3 Aaron Suelter Navy
 Chris Swist Marines
 MS3 Travis W. Talbert Navy
 Staff Sgt Joseph Thibault Army National Guard
 Augustine Tobar Army
 PFC Jerry E. Trotter Marines
 Chief Petty Officer Sandra Turner Navy
 Sgt. Brock Uhl Army
 Tamara Van Deventer Air Force
 A1C Kyle M. Van Zandt Air Force
 TSgt Carlos R. Vargas Air Force
 PFC Digna M. Vargas-Yarbrough Army
 SrA Lynn Waight Air Force
 MSgt. Randolph J. Wells Air Force
 LCPL John W. Wheeler III Marines
 Lcpl Chad Stephen White Marines
 Lt. James L. White Air Force
 SPC Randy Wilkerson  Army
 SSG Daniel Lee Williams  Army
 Capt. Timothy James Williams  Army
 Sgt. Rick K. Woronka US Army
 Spec Joe E. Yarbrough


I used to be a Civilian,

Now I'm a Soldier.

I used to be a little Younger,
Now I'm a little Older,

I used to be afraid of Life,
Now I'm proud to be Alive.

I used to live in Fear,
Now I no longer Hide.

I used to be a rebellion,
Now I respect myself with an Open Mind.

I used to look at things Negative,
Now I no longer dwell on what's behind.

I used to see no Future,
Now I'm grateful just for Today.

Happiness only lives in the heart only if you choose.
Happiness takes change, so what is there to lose?

We only have everything to Gain,
Our only prison is in our Brain.

I find such matters in life to only be an Experience, and one day shall I find that place in which I pass it on.

One moment and one day at a time gives me hope for Tomorrow.

And one day my experience I will lend, and one day you may borrow.

Written by Pvt. Justin Collins
Palm Bay, Florida