Norma Bailey is not one to make a fuss. Before the 24-year Army veteran was interviewed, she had already said that what she did wasn’t that special. Sure, as a 22-year old she enlisted in the Army. And sure, she was deployed to Germany in 1945 to help the troops navigate post-World War II Eu…

For 16 years, Paul McArtor was a U.S. Air Force acquisitions officer. With one overseas deployment to Afghanistan under his belt, the Florida native was working at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Charlottesville, when he was offered early retirement. He and his family were enjoying …