Jim is a Purple Heart Vietnam combat Veteran and a second tour Vietnam Battalion Chaplains Assistant.
Past National Officer with the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
His dedication to serving the Veterans community and those that support and love them.
This is the very foundation of American Heroes Network.
Steven G. Deaton was born in California on Veterans Day, 1950. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from California State University, Chico. His professional career includes police work with the City of Ashland Police Department and the Portland Police Bureau, City of Portland, Oregon. He is currently a State of Oregon Private Investigator. Steve's aviation career began with the US Army. His service includes tours as a combat helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, a combat surveillance pilot in Korea, and as an Aircraft Commander of a utility transportation airplane in Operation Desert Storm.
Mary is multi-talented and with a resume that will amaze all. Mary is a true patriot and supports Veterans as well as their families and loved ones. Mary was more than ready as well as able to create the initial "New Look" for American Heroes Network. In addition, she fought off hackers and led the way when updating and implementing the new site. We are most thankful to Mary for all her efforts in the web transition and now as a Board Member.
"As the website now morphs to serve the needs of the Podcast and Veterans, I am pleased to have contributed in some small way at the very beginning."
Stephanie Johnson-Klug has spent nearly five decades in education as a teacher, counselor, and principal in elementary, secondary, and charter schools. In 2004, Steph led Washington Elementary School on to National Blue Ribbon status. With the firm belief that the only way out of poverty is education, Stephanie became a founding board member Gordon Elwood Foundation and Kids Unlimited of Oregon and is a member of the Latgwa Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Medford Rogue Rotary. Steph has been my true North in everything. Steph keeps the pathway clear and the goals defined for me.