Doug joined the Marines in 1986 and served for 30 years, retiring in January of this year.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Kirschner served at many bases across the US including the 9th Communication Battalion at Camp Pendleton, CA. He also served in the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group in China, Bangladesh, Japan, Austria, Australia, Pakistan, Haiti, Iraq, and Russia and was repeatedly assigned to guard the President.
Master Gunnery Sergeant is planning to move to North Carolina later this month to retire and play golf!
(Doug is on the left shaking the hand of a new Marine graduating boot camp in San Diego)
95.7 The Rock, along with Bubba's Meats....would like to recognize & thank our July Veteran of the Month, Onalaska native, Marine Sergeant Nick Radloff.
Nick entered the Marine Corps in 2001 and served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 as a combat photographer.
Nick earned the Navy & Marine Corps achievement medal for "performing his demanding duties in an exemplary & highly professional manner."
Nick and his wife Angie now live in Holmen with their two children, and two dogs.
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SSG Bruley is a native of La Crosse and an avid listener of 95.7 the Rock. He is retiring from the Reserves on June 11th.
SSG Bruley has over 28 years of military experience. He began his career as a Navy Corpsman. After several years he transitioned to the Army as a 68W - Line Medic for Field Artillery, Mechanized and Light Infantry Units. He then became a 68C(Practical Nurse).
SSG Bruley has done missions in Germany, Spain, England, Bosnia, Benin, Australia, Guam, and Timor Leste. He currently serves in the 7212th Medical Support Unit in Rochester, Minnesota. He also teaches soldiers as an X-Ray technology instructor at Fort McCoy.
Thank you, Staff Sergeant Bruley for your bravery and service to our great country. Enjoy retirement!!!!
Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1960. After basic, he went to Maryland for fuel & electrical system training. From there, he went to Fort Hood, TX to join the 1st Armor Division, before spending time in Laos and Hawaii.
After his time in the Army, he was honorably discharged, ranked Special 4th Class.
Richard has been happily married for 53 years and has five children; one of whom joined the U.S. Navy in 1983 and spent eleven years serving our country.
Thank you, Richard...for your bravery, dedication, and service to our country!!!!