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Salute to Veterans

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Salute to Veterans2019-11-11T09:39:47-05:00

A Salute to LifeNet EMS Veterans

Click on a photo below to learn more about each of LifeNet’s Military Veterans.

Justin Butcher serves in the Armay National Guard.

Justin Butcher

Army National Guard, 2017-Current

Justin Butcher
EMT

Justin Butcher is an EMT for LifeNet in Hot Springs, Arkansas.Justin Butcher is an EMT at LifeNet.  He has been in the Army National Guard since 2017.  The things he enjoys most about being in the military are the camaraderie, the family, and the chance to learn.

Charles Collins, US Navy Veteran

Charles Collins

Navy, 1995-2005

Charles Collins
Paramedic

Charles Collins, Paramedic, LifeNet EMSCharles Collins is a Paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Navy from 1995-2005.  He served as a Naval Hospital Corpsman with the 2nd Marine Division, Force Recon Detachment before moving to Naval Hospital Lemoore, where he was the EMS Coordinator. He then moved to Fleet Hospital 5, where he was the Leading Petty Officer before ending his career with the Marine Corps Artillery at Fox battery 2nd Bn, 14th Marines, as a Line Corpsman with 1st battery.  The things he enjoyed most about the military were traveling, meeting new people, and being challenged with different operational environments throughout his career.

Roger Cushman, Army National Guard Veteran

Roger Cushman

Army National Guard, 1999-2008

Roger Cushman
Paramedic

Roger CUshman, Paramedic, LifeNet Roger Cushman is a Paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army National Guard from 1999-2008.  He enjoyed being part of a historic institution and being able to go places and do things that many people never get the chance to experience.

Bob Flotkoetter

Airforce, 1987-1999

Bob Flotkoetter
Paramedic

Bob Flotkoetter, Paramedic, LifeNet EMSBob Flotkoetter is a paramedic at LifeNet who served in the United States Air Force from 1987-1999.  He is a disabled Gulf War Veteran who was also a firefighter in the Air Force.  His favorite part about serving in the military was being on the shuttle response team in Diego Garcia.

Ryan Field, US Army Veteran

Ryan Field

Army, 2004-2008

Ryan Field, Paramedic

Ryan Field, Paramedic, LifeNetRyan Field is a Paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army from 2004-2008 as a 13F Forward Observer. He served with 2nd Infantry division South Korea for one year and the 1st Cavalry Division for 3 years. He fought in northern Baghdad from 2006-2008 with the 1st Squadron 7th US Cavalry.

Zach Ford, US Army and Army Reserve

Zach Ford

Army & Army Reserve, 2011-Current

Zach Ford
EMT

Zach Ford, EMT, LifeNet TexarkanaZach Ford is an EMT for LifeNet.  He has served in both the United States Army and the US Army Reserves since 2011.  Zach was OEF deployment as a combat medic.  He spent 5 years active duty and has been in the reserves since then.

Joe Fritz, US Army Veteran

Joe Fritz

Army, 1983-1991

Joe Fritz
Paramedic

Joe Fritz, Paramedic, LifeNetJoe Fritz is a Paramedic at LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army from 1983-1991.  His M.O.S. was 11B3V (E-6/SSG;Infantry/Airborne/Ranger). Joe was was stationed in Ft. Lewis, WA and Ft. Richardson, AK. He also deployed to Central America, the Middle East, and Asia.

Corey Hamlin

Air Force Air National Guard, 2008-2014

Corey Hamlin
Paramedic

Corey Hamlin is a paramedic with LifeNet.  He served as a flight medic in the Air Force Air National Guard from 2008-2014.

The things he enjoyed most about his time in the military included being able to care for wounded servicemen and women and travelling the world.

Michael Harper, US Army Veteran

Michael Harper

Army

Michael Harper
Flight Medic

Michael Harper, Flight Medic, LifeNet Air Medical HelicopterMichael Harper is a Flight Medic on LifeNet Air.  He served in the United States Army 101st Airborne Division and 160th Special Operations Air Regiment as a Medium Lift Helicopter Repair and as a Chinook Mechanic/Crew Chief. He was deployed to Desert Shield / Storm.

Donald House

Army, 1990-2001

Donald House
SSC

Donald House, Dispatcher, LifeNetDonald House is a Systems Status Controller (SSC) for LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army from 1990-2001.   He enjoyed the closeness and bonds developed with his fellow soldiers. “There is no tighter bond that those forged in combat when your life depends on those to your left and to your right. There is a structure and camaraderie that cannot be described to those outside of the military that have never experienced this,” he said. Donald spent the majority of his time as a combat medic but ventured into counter-terrorism in his later years.

Devante Johnson, US Arm Reserve

Devante Johnson

Army Reserve, 2010- Current

Devante Johnson
EMT

Devante Johnson, EMT, LifeNetDevante Johnson is an EMT at LifeNet.  He started serving in the Army Reserve in 2010 and continues to serve our country.  The thing he enjoys the most about being in the military is knowing that regardless of your differences (race, religion, etc…), when it comes down to getting the mission done, the people to your left and right are willing to give it all with you.

Grant Lewis is a member of the US Army National Guard.

Grant Lewis

Army National Guard, 2004-Present

Grant Lewis
Paramedic

Grant Lewis, Paramedic at LifeNet EMS in Hot Springs, Arkansas.Grant Lewis is a paramedic with LifeNet.  He has served in the Army National Guard since 2004.

The things he enjoys the most about being in the military are the camaraderie and the ability to choose your own path to advance a career both in the military and civilian sectors.

Jonny Long, US Marine Corps Veteran

Jonny Long

Marine Corps, 1979-1982

Jonny Long
Operations Manager

Jonny Long, Operations Manager, LifeNetJonny Long is a Paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979-1982.

Tyler McGoogan, U.S. Army Veteran

Tyler McGoogan

Army, 2011-2015

Tyler McGoogan
Information Systems Technician

Tyler McGoogan, Information Systems Analyst, LifeNet EMSTyler McGoogan is an Information Systems Technician at LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army from 2011-2015.

Jay Morgan, US Army Veteran

Jay Morgan

Army, 1988-1994

Jay Morgan
EMT

Jay Morgan, EMT LifeNetJay Morgan is an EMT with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Army from 1988-1994.  The thing he enjoyed most about being in the military was serving in other countries and learning about their customs and cultures.

Kelly Murchison, US Veteran

Kelly Murchison

Air Force Reserve, Army National Guard, 2000-2010

Kelly Murchison
SSC

Kelly Murchison, SSC, LifeNetKelly Murchison is a Systems Status Controller for LifeNet.  She served in the Air Force Reserve and the Army National Guard from 2000-2010.

Cheyenne Phillips, US Army Veteran

Cheyenne Phillips

Army, 1996-2001

Cheyenne Phillips
Flight Medic

Cheyenne Phillips, Flight Medic, LifeNet Air 2 Medical HelicopterCheyenne Phillips is a flight medic with LifeNet Air 2 in Hot Springs.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1996-2001.  The thing he enjoyed most about the military was being part of the greatest fighting force the world has ever known.

Matt Polczynski, US Army National Guard

Matt Polczynski

Army National Guard, 2002-2004, 2011-2018

Matt Polczynski
EMT

Matt Polczynski, EMT, LifeNet EMSMatt Polczynski is an EMT at LifeNet.  He served in the Army National Guard from 2002-2004 and again from 2011-2018.  Matt started out as a NBC specialist but had to get out for family purposes. Seven years later, he decided to re-enlist as a combat medic. He deployed to Africa in January 2017 and returned in November 2017. He loved being an infantry medic because it allowed him to stay in the field with his infantry buddies and shoot all of the weapon systems that they did.

Zack Pruitt, US Army National Guard

Zack Pruitt

Army National Guard, 2009-2017

Zack Pruitt
EMT

Zack Pruitt is an EMT with LifeNet EMS in Stillwater, Oklahoma.Zack Pruitt is an EMT with LifeNet.  He served in the Army National Guard from 2009-2017, during which time he did two tours overseas.

The things he enjoyed the most about his military career were  the places it took him and the people he met while there.

Brad Ragsdale US Marine Corps photo.

Brad Ragsdale

Marine Corps, 2002-2006

Brad Ragsdale
EMT

Brad Ragsdale, LifeNet EMT for Hot Springs Division.Brad Ragsdale is an EMT with LifeNet.  He served in the Marine Corps from 2002-2006.  During his time in service, he did three combat tours in Iraq.

The things Brad enjoyed most about serving in the military were the lifelong friendships that were made.

US Navy Submarine Force Veteran

Tommy Singleton

Navy, 1986-1996

Tommy Singleton
Director of Operations Malvern

Tommy SIngleton, Operations Manager, LifeNet EMS Malvern, ARTommy Singleton is the Director of Operations for LifeNet’s Malvern, Arkansas operation.  He served in the United States Navy from 1986-1996 in the US Submarine Service.  He enjoyed serving his country and the close family in the submarine force.

Daniel Stramp, US Marine Corps Veteran

Daniel Stramp

Marine Corps, 1995-1999

Daniel Stramp
QI / Education Manager

Daniel Stramp, Education Manager, LifeNetDaniel Stramp is the QI / Education Manager for LifeNet’s Hot Springs Division.  He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1995-1999.  Daniel served two years in Security Forces and then 2 years in the infantry as an anti-tank assaultman and demolitions (0351). He was stationed in Virginia, Hawaii, and Okinawa.

David Stanley, U.S. Navy

David Stanley

Navy, 1981-1987

David Stanley
Paramedic

David Stanley, LifeNet Paramedic, TexarkanaDavid Stanley is a paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the US Navy from 1981-1987.  During that time he was responsible for the every day up keep and maintained readiness for the mission at hand.

The thing he enjoyed most about the Navy was seeing the world.

“At that time, I had only read in books. My father had taught me a lot in getting ready for my adult life, but it was the Navy that molded me and toughened me up for the every day challenges,” he said.

Devan Steen, US Air Force Veteran

Devan Steen

Air Force, 2009-2011

Devan Steen
EMT

Devan Steen, EMT, LifeNet EMSDevan Steen is an EMT with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Air Force from 2009-2011 in cyber transport systems.  The thing he enjoyed the most about the Air Force was the brotherhood and family that never goes away.

James Stine, US Air Force Veteran

James Stine

Air Force, 1985-1989

James Stine
Paramedic

James Stine, Paramedic, LifeNetJames Stine is a Paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1985-1989.

Randy Takacs, US Air Force Veteran

Randy Takacs

Air Force, 1981-1992

Randy Takacs
Operations Supervisor

Randy Takacs, Operations Supervisor, LifeNet StillwaterRandy Takacs is an Operations Supervisor for LifeNet in Stillwater.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1981-1992.  The thing he enjoyed most about serving our country was the people.  Many of the friends he made in the Air Force he is still in touch with today.

Ronnie Weaver

Army, 1991-1999

Ronnie Weaver
Director of Operations HSV/LNA2

Ronnie Weaver, Operations Manager, LifeNetRonnie Weaver is the Director of Operations for our Hot Springs Village and LifeNet Air 2 Divisions.  He served in the United States Army from 1991-1999.  He enjoyed serving his country and meeting his obligations and duty.

Suzette Westerman, US Navy Veteran

Suzette Westerman

Navy, 1986-1987

Suzette Westerman
Paramedic

Suzette Westerman, Paramedic, LifeNetSuzette Westerman is a Paramedic at LifeNet.  She served in the United States Navy from 1986-1987.  The things she enjoyed most about her time in the Navy were structure and serving.

William Young, US Army Veteran

Randy Young

Army, 1980-1986

Randy Young
Paramedic

William Young, Paramedic, LifeNetRandy Young is a paramedic with LifeNet.  He served in the US Army from 1980-1986.

Thank You for Your Service Veterans