I would like to nominate my good friend Brandon. I think Brandon is
very deserving of these tickets cause he is truly one of the best
Americans, Buckeye, and human being that i know. To start...i have
known him my whole life and he was always the most straight laced and
to a point naive kid. Always trusted everyone...and would do anything
for anyone. We played football together and he was never the most
talented or biggest but always the hardest working player on the team. He played defensive end at 175 pounds and was known for making the tackle on the opposite side of the field and never letting
up. He was team MVP as DE and LG. That just the way he played...didn't know any better than to give everything he had. After he graduated high school in 2003 he joined the Marines while we were at war...I respect anyone who joins the
military...but it takes a really special person to join at a time like
that. He has since been deployed twice and while there, his convoy was hit by an IED and he fortunately escaped unharmed. When he returned, he met a girl who was
also in the military. It was his first girlfriend he had ever had in
his life. She had already had 2 kids from previous relationships. She admitted mistakes she had made and changes she had done and Brandon took her at her word.
After they were married, they had 2 beautiful kids. He then got a job
2 hours away from our hometown as a police officer. He ended up adopting the oldest child. And here is where the story gets depressing. Out of the blue she asks to end the marriage. There were some questionable motives as to the timing of this request. It was a shock. Hardest part is he is still 2 hours away from family and friends who would be able to support him. Been a rough last 6 months for him basically alone. So basically I'm asking that something go right for a guy that has done nothing but give and give and give and give.
This is is a video that we sent Brandon a DVD of while he was deployed over Christmas. I am the one in the red wig!