Military Salute

Sgt. Nicholas DeSimone III.


Meet Sergeant Nicholas DeSimone III. Sergeant De Simone’s personal decorations include (1) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, (1) Combat Action Ribbon, (1) Navy Unit Commendation, (2) Good Conduct Medals, (7) Certificates of Commendation, and (8) Meritorious Mast.

Corporal Jesus Reinaldo LeonLandaeta.


Meet Corporal Jesus Reinaldo LeonLandeta. Corporal LeonLandaeta’s decorations include: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.

Sergeant Michael Berryhill

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Meet Serheant Michael Berryhill. Sergeant Berryhill’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation with bronze star in lieu of second award, Marine Corps Good Conduct medal with bronze star in lieu of second award..

Corporal Mark C. Sopjes

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Corporal Mark C. Sopjes graduated from Portage Central High School. For college, he attended Western Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, as well as a Michigan Teaching Credential. While in College, Corporal Sopjes performed with the world renowned Drum and Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment, which finished second place at DCI World Finals in 2006. Also while attending College, Corporal Sopjes free-lance taught marching band for several Michigan high schools.