Freedom is never free. In this month of Veterans Day, Orange County REALTORS®expresses gratitude to those brave men and women whose military service has purchased the freedom we enjoy.
On November 10, Orange County REALTORS®will join the rest of the nation in remembering the sacriﬁces made by America’s 25 million veterans on the battleﬁelds of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and other conﬂicts around the globe.
On these pages, we salute and pay special tribute to REALTOR®and Afﬁliate members who answered our country’s call by serving in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, at home or abroad, either to win a war or to preserve the peace.
Orange County REALTORS®invited REALTOR®and Afﬁliate members who have served in the military to submit photographs of themselves in uniform for publication on these pages. In addition, we compiled a list of the veterans of whom we are aware but for whom we do not have a photo in uniform. To all of the veterans who are pictured, to those whose names are listed below, and to those of whom we are unaware, we say, “Thank you for your service.”
- Steve Anderson, U.S. Army, 1969–1971
- Austin C. Chiles, Jr., U.S. Air Force, 1965–1968
- Mike DeLeon, U.S. Army, ARNG, 1971–1994
- Robert DiGruccio, U.S. Army, 1966–1969
- Jim Dwyer, U.S. Air Force, 22 years
- Matthew Gutridge, U.S. Navy 1992–2016
- Dan Hoppy, U.S. Army, 1969–1972
- Steve Kaustinen, U.S. Marine Corps 2003–2005
- Will Killens, U.S. Army 1974–1994
- Barry Krevoy, U.S. Marine Corps 1978–1982
- Jon C. Meyer, U.S. Air Force, 1962–1968
- Don Readinger, U.S. Navy, 1965–1974
- Bill Sundin, U.S. Air Force 1969–1971