Angels of the Battlefield Recipients

2018 Recipients

These service members risk their lives so that others may live.

It should be noted that the United States Marine Corps avails itself of corpsman from the United States Navy.

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Darius Smith

US Army

Jaclyn Place

US Navy

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Aaron Herman

US Navy



Linda Wilson

US Air Force


Richard Hoefle

US Coast Guard

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2017 Recipients

Kelli R. Helfinstine

US Army

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SGT Kelli Helfinstine, a Florida native, enlisted in the United States Army in 2008. She is currently assigned to Public Health Activity-Fort Gordon, stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fl.

Richard D. Neading

US Marine Corps


Hospital Corpsman First Class Neading enlisted in 2006 and is from North Canton, Ohio. He is currently assigned to Team 8211, Fox Company, 2d Marine Raider Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC.

William H. Keating

US Navy

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Petty Officer Second Class Keating is a U.S. Navy SEAL assigned  to SEAL Team Seven in Coronado, Calif.

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US Air Force

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A Technical Sergeant serving as a Pararescue Craftsman assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron at Pope Army Airfield, near Fayetteville, NC.

Justin M. Stephen

US Coast Guard

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Health Services Technician Chief Petty Officer Stephen is a native of South Point, OH. 

Kevin J. Bishop

National Guard

Bishop-078376-edited.jpgSSG Kevin J. Bishop is a native of Perdido, Alabama. He joined the Alabama Army National Guard in August 2004 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

2016 Recipients

Daniel Lopez-Bonaglia

US Army


SFC Daniel Lopez-Bonaglia, USA, Office of the Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va. His hometown is Brookline, New Hampshire. 

Nicholas P. Otazo

US Marine Corps


PO2 Nicholas P. Otazo, USN, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Twentynine Palms, Calif. His hometown: Lilburn, Ga.

Elgie O. McCoy, Jr.

US Navy


SN Elgie O. McCoy, Jr., USN, Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. His hometown is East Brunswick, N.J.

Cody Inman

US Air Force


TSgt Cody C. Inman, USAF, Pararescuemen, 212th Rescue Squadron, 176th Operations Group, 176th Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. His hometown is Eagle River, Alaska 

Ryan Ransom

US Coast Guard


HS2 Ryan Ransom, USCG, Health Services Technician, Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Sitka, Alaska. His hometown is Wasilla, Alaska.