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To Celebrate Veterans Day, Stuart Magazine Readers Share Photos Of Their Loved Ones

This Veterans Day, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank those who have served in all branches of our armed services.

We asked you, our readers, to submit photographs so that we may pay tribute to Stuart-area residents and relatives of locals who selflessly risked their lives to preserve our freedom. What we received were heartwarming images of family reunions, award ceremonies and more. 

Whether you served in the Korean War or completed tours of Iraq, we salute you. 


Tony M. Baker

MR1 (Machinery Repairman First Class) Tony M. Baker, U.S. Navy, receiving Good Conduct Medal on board the U.S.S Shenandoah (AD-44) in San Diego in 1982. I served from 1975-1992.

Submitted by Tony M. Baker


Andrew Szwejbka

Our son-in-law, Andrew Szwejbka, a captain in the U.S. Marine Corp, had just returned home from a tour in Iraq, when his little girl, Evie, saw him!

Submitted by Pamela Fabritius


Jason McNamara

Photo by Storing Up Treasures Photography 

My husband is a Navy veteran and served in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from 2003-2008. He is a wonderful father to our four children and an amazing husband to me. I want to wish a very Happy Veterans Day to our hero.

Submitted by Jodi McNamara


Timothy Wojnar

I served in the U.S. Army from 1986-1992. Here I am flying aboard a C-130 aircraft out of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, during the Gulf War.

Shout-out to my buddies with Charlie Company 94th Engineer Battalion, Combat Heavy. 

Submitted by Timothy Wojnar


Valdemar Posas

My father who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1st Marine Air Wing Division during Korean War. 

Submitted by Francine Posas-Norwood


Vernon Lee Norwood II

My father-in-law who served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. 

Submitted by Francine Posas-Norwood


Franklin J. Hommel

My father served in the 7th infantry division of the U.S. Army in the Korean War.  He was a corporal. He served from March 1953 to November 1954 and fought in the Battle of Pork Chop Hill. He is now 84 years old.

Submitted by Louanne Bruno 


Tom Collins, Cecilia Deyo, Don Deyo 

The partners and founders of D-Dey Response Group. We are all veterans, with almost 50 years of service between the three of us. We are dedicated to teaching people to save lives in emergencies and employing our fellow veterans. We love running our business out of Martin County and try to dedicate our time to volunteering in our community as well. 

Pictured, from left to right, are: Tom Collins, 32 years U.S. Army Special Forces; Cecilia Deyo, eight years U.S. Navy; Don Deyo, 27 years U.S. Army Special Forces 

Submitted by Cecilia Deyo 


Matthew Lamb 


SSgt. Matthew Lamb and his daughter Lila Lamb. He is serving in the U.S. Air Force and is currently stationed at Patrick's Air Force Base in Melbourne, Florida.

Submitted by Robin Lowe


Editor's Note: Some captions have been edited for brevity and clarity.