Channel 4 teamed up with the Law Firm of Farah and Farah again this year to honor military heroes for the Fourth of July and and give one deserving member of the military a trip for four to Disney World, including tickets to the park and a two-night hotel stay.
We need your help picking who should win.
Look through the slideshow below of the nominated members of the military who were nominated, then scroll down on the page and vote for who you think should win the free trip. Voting is open through 5 p.m. July 2, 2013.
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SEAMAN RECRUIT AEOLEON SARAH BRYANT It is with great pleasure and honor to nominate Seaman Recruit Aeoleon Sarah Bryant, as "A Militray Hero." On June 5, 2013, I stood in a filled room, with an overflowing heart, to wirness my youngest daughter, Aeoleon Sarah-Louise Bryant officially swear in active duty for the United States Navy. Her courage and commitment to join the United States Navy displays the strong determined person that makes up her character, Eager to make a positive difference in society, Sarah has stepped out to take her place to do great things for our country and herself. PROUD NAVY MOM! -- from Brenda G. Bryant
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TREVOR CATON - MY HERO, MY UNCLE I'm Kylie Nance and my military hero is Trevor Caton. He is my hero because he is smart, loyal, brave, and a great uncle! He has been in Afghanistan fighting for our country for 7 months. I would love to go to Disney with him when he gets home! -- Kylie Nance
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RUSSELL EBERSOLE - LOVING AND RESPECTED SON, FATHER, HUSBAND AND HERO I am nominating my husband, STG2 Russell Ebersole. STG2 Ebersole has been serving for the US Navy for 7 1/2 years and has LOVED every minute of it! You will never hear him complain about what he does to serve this country and protect our freedom. My husband grew up moving anywhere between Florida to Australia to follow his fathers dream of flying U-2'S in the Air Force. The military is what he knows and what he loves! I am nominating him because she loves this country more than anything and does what he can as an individual to keep this country strong. He constantly preaches and reminds everyone of what our Veterans have fought for and why we have the freedom we do! Vote for STG2 Ebersole! HE IS THE FACE OF A MILITARY HERO! - from Tracy Ebersole
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MICHAEL ENNIS - HUSBAND: FATHER AND HERO SSG Michael Ennis, US Army stationed at Ft. Stewart, Ga., currently deployed to Afghanistan and scheduled to come home the 1st week of July, is a husband, a father and most of all a hero. Michael has served his country for 7 years. serving 2 tours in Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan. He believes in his country and serves not just for the paycheck and benefits but for the heart. He is dedicated to personal freedoms and protecting those that cannot help themselves. He is a selfless leader and committed to bettering himself as well as his men. His children admire him and wish only to emulate him as they grow, his wife adores him and serves as the FRG for the platoon. They are true American Heros. - Jennifer Wolber
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MAJ. COREY GIVEN - MY SON, LEADER AND SCHOLAR I am distinctly proud to nominate my son, Major Corey Givens, soon to be promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, as "A Military Hero." Corey is truly a phenomenal young man. Corey is an outstanding leader and scholar. He graduated from Orange Park High School with honors and was elected Student Body President during his senior year. Despite the loss of his mother during his freshman year at West Point, he demonstrated his resolve by continuing to pursue his degree and graduated with distinction. Corey was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. Corey has served two tours in Iraq as a commander and staff officer with outstanding performance. Corey is currently serving as Battalion Executive Officer in Afghanistan. Corey is an extremely dedicated career Army officer. During his military career he has found time to earn two Masters Degrees with high honors. Corey will pursue his Doctorate Degree when he redeploys from Afghanistan. Corey is a devoted husband and father and he still finds time to volunteer to help and mentor others. - Dr. Aaron Givens, LTC (Ret)
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GABRIEL HALL - MY VERY OWN HERO My husband is in his 4th year of service in the U.S. Army. He is currently serving in Afghanistan, and, unfortunately, will still be there on our first anniversary, July 4th. Gabriel Hall is the best friend I have ever had, and is so beyond dedicated to family, friends and country that sometimes I wonder how I was ever lucky enough to get such a kind-hearted and brave man. He works so extremely hard to set a good example, not just for the soldiers he leads but also for anybody he happens to meet. It's hard to compete when every soldier should be so greatly honored and appreciated, but this one is and always will be my very own protector. My very own hero. - from Brittnie Hall
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MICHAEL HENSON - RETURNING HOME TO REUNITE WITH WIFE AND 4 CHILDREN IN JULY AW01 Michael Henson has served in the US Navy for 12 years faithfully with an excellent service record as a proud Aircrewman. Mike is very Patriotic and loves his Country and could not imagine himself in any other career such as the Military who allows him to not only give back to his Country but to protect his family at all cost. He recently found out he is up for promotion due to his achievements and due diligence in his job. He is also very active in the Orange Park/Jacksonville Community and has received numerous Volunteer Awards for his Community Service. When Mike is home he spends time volunteering for NEA's Read Across America, Wilkinson Elementary School reading to the children, Orange Park High School, Orange Park Athletic Association (supporting their Athletic Programs), and Raising Autism Awareness. He recently received an award through the Navy for his Outstanding Community Service Involvement. He has been deployed throughout his career serving his country more than he has been home with his family. He is currently serving in Japan and expected home July 1, 2013. He has four children ages 5-17 and a wonderful wife who supports his career and is proud of his service to our Country. Mike has a 17 year old daughter who is a senior in high school with a 3.94 GPA and plays three varsity sports and will be graduating high school with not only her diploma but her Associates Degree next Spring, a 14 year old son with a 3.57 GPA in high school who plays 2 JV and 1 Varsity sport, a 7 year old with Autism who is involved in two sports and has overcome diversity with Mike's guidance that he can do anything he sets his mind to no matter the medical limitations, and a 5 year old who has excelled in baseball being named the MVP this past Spring 2013 TBall season. Mike and his wife have taught each one of their children that "Military Life" can be difficult at times but adapting and supporting each other in the household will make them successful where ever they go in life as long as they have strong family values and morals to turn to. Mike proves that your mental presence at home can be just as strong as your physical presence and is blessed to have such a loving family that supports their hero not only in the USA but all the way around the world. Mike grew up in a Military family and follows in his Father's footsteps to impact the world in anyway that he can one day at a time. He is our true hometown hero! - from Sharon Henson
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The winning hero will be announced during WJXT's Fireworks Spectacular on July 4.
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