I would be very honored to nominate my son, Felix Anthony Sereicikas, as KFYI-Sanderson Ford Military Hero because he has served our nation for over ten years in the USAF. Enlisting before his 18th birthday, August 1, 2001, he experienced boot camp during the 9-11 attacks. After his technical training, he was sent to Ramstein AFB, Germany, where he spent 3 years. He was then positioned at Cannon AFB, Clovis, NM. During his tenure at Cannon AFB, he was deployed to Iraq, Qatar, and Afghanistan. Most recently, while in Afghanistan, he was awarded The Bronze Star Medal for "exceptionally meritorious service while assigned as a force protection noncommissioned officer, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His leadership, commitment, and exemplary performance of duty was essential to the success of the unit's mission. Staff Sergeant Sereicikas' actions reflect distinct credit upon himself, Afghanistan Engineer District-North, and the United States Air Force". While on this tour, my son "led over 1,000 day and evening ground convoy missions which consisted of driving over 8,000 miles in a high threat environment. He was responsible for operating eight different armored vehicles and moving over 5,000 personnel and 75,000 lbs of equipment valued over $22M in support of the District's daily operations. He also oversaw 11 PSD Bilingual Armed Escorts during various ground convoy missions throughout the Kabul area. His devotion to duty was instrumental in the maintenance of $1.5M of electronic counter-measures integrated into AED-N vehicles, designed to mitigate deadly Improvised Explosive Devices. In total, no equipment was compromised, lost or destroyed." I would also like to share that my son and I lost his father in 1992 to a heart attack, and it would give me huge pleasure to honor my son in this public venue. Other than a family "gathering", his accomplishments and deployments have gone unnoticed. I can only imagine how proud his father would be of his only son's bravery! I thank you for this opportunity to share my son's history, and let you know how very proud I am of him.