Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Allison Fortado Ball. Allison served from 2002 to 2011.
Allison commissioned as a Medical Service Officer after she graduated from Texas Christian University in 2002. During her career, she served at both Fort Campbell and Fort Sam Houston. She deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, from 2003 to 2004 and 2006 to 2007. Allison was honorably discharged in 2011.
She was awarded a Bronze Star, the Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Combat Medical Badge.
Since leaving the military, Allison spends time her family and is an active advocate in Veterans organizations in Puyallap, Washington.
Thank you for your service, Allison!
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