Wednesday was a huge night at the CHI Health Center for Creighton senior night, but also a veteran in the community.
Officer Jeffrey Kilgore of the Omaha Police Department has been presented with the Mission Service Award.
Even though he retired as a lieutenant colonel and was awarded a bronze star for his service, accolades are not what motivate him.
“I served three tours, the first in Bosnia, the second in Afghanistan, and the third in Iraq. After serving in the United States Army for 32 years, I was medically discharged as a lieutenant colonel after sustaining some fairly serious injuries during an airborne mission that involved leaping out of an airplane “explained Kilgore.
Kilgore was a member of the United States Coast Guard as well as the Army National Guard for the state of Kansas and the state of Nebraska. He even served as the intelligence officer for his brigade, which he commanded.
“What is the motivation behind Berry Law’s support of the Mission Service Award?
It is beneficial to encourage people to sign up for volunteer work, whether it be for their nation or their community, and to raise awareness about the importance of doing so. Many people join the military services because they feel a called to serve their country or out of patriotism. Serving one’s community through volunteer work or community service is an excellent method to widen one’s viewpoint and to have a good influence on one’s immediate community. Individuals can engage with others who are devoted to a goal, cause, and improving the community via service, which can create a sense of fulfillment that extends to other parts of life and can provide an incentive for individuals to continue volunteering.”
Berry Law believes Volunteering can provide numerous benefits for individuals who are willing to dedicate their time and energy to helping others. Firstly, it offers the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community and the world at large, promoting a sense of fulfillment and purpose. It can also help individuals develop new skills and gain valuable experience, which can be applied in future personal and professional endeavors. Additionally, volunteering can help foster social connections and build relationships with like-minded individuals, leading to increased feelings of belonging and social support. Finally, volunteering has been linked to improved mental and physical health, as it promotes a sense of well-being and can reduce stress levels.