Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Ross Kepner.

Ross enlisted in the Navy in 1979 as an Aviation Structure Mechanic.

During his time in the Navy, he was deployed for 121 days during the Gulf War.

Ross retired from the Navy in December 2000. He now lives for his true passion of running a motocross track on Whidbey Island, Washington. He stays involved in his local community by spending his free time mentoring the next generation of riders.

Thank you for your service, Ross!

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Published on Jun. 20, 2016

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