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After graduating high school, Tim went on to serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for over 13 years. He graduated boot camp from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, and served in multiple locations including Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona; Marine Corps Recruiting Office in Avon, Indiana; Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina; a tour in Iraq (August 2008 - March 2009) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a tour in Kuwait (March 2016- October 2016) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Tim was an E7 Gunnery Sergeant when he received an honorable discharge in 2017. He went on to join the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Controller at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

Character Strength Story Submitted by Lindsay, Timothy's Wife: "Tim was killed while helping someone who had wrecked on interstate 95 in Savannah GA. He couldn't pass a wreck and not assist. He very much lived the “If not me, then who…” lifestyle everyday. He was also friends with anyone! He didn't have a group or type of people he gravitated towards. At his funeral we made the joke that this is the only place you will see the nerdiest people, the cool jocks, the wealthy, the poor, the kids, the outcasts, the parents.... everyone from every walk of life... come to celebrate. He brought everyone together and had many 'best friends’."

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