Rite Aid is FULL of thanks
for our military community.
As proud protectors of neighborhood health, we are also proud supporters of those that protect our country. Without their sacrifice, we wouldn’t be able to provide wellness services to communities around the nation. As a small token of our gratitude, we’ve dedicated this page to our incredible military community.
Thomas L. LoperCombat Medic, Specialist 5
My dad is a Veteran. My dad, Specialist 5 Thomas L. Loper, Combat Medic, served in the Vietnam War from 1970-1971. I have the utmost respect for my dad and everyone who has served and is still serving. I am proud to be his daughter, and so thankful for my Veteran for his sacrifice to this country! -Janel Martin, Pharmacy Services Department
George H. HockenberryTSgt
My grandfather was a Veteran. My Grandfather, TSgt George H. Hockenberry, U.S. Army Air Corp, served in WWII from 1942-1945. I have the utmost respect for my pappy and everyone who has served and is still serving. I am proud to be his granddaughter, and so thankful for my Veteran for his sacrifice to this country! -Janel Martin, Pharmacy Services Department
I joined the Army after high school and served 3 years in Texas. I then went to pharmacy school on the GI Bill. A few years after graduation, I joined the Air Force, working as a pharmacist. I am proud to be a veteran of both services. -Julia Lauless, Pharmacy Manager, Rite Aid #4382, Midland, MI
Dan McKeeverSgt. First Class
My father Sgt. First Class Dan McKeever was a member of the United States Army stationed at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. He traveled worldwide from the Panama Canal to tours of duty in France, Germany and 2 tours in Vietnam. He rose to rank of Sergeant First Class where he trained soldiers for Jungle Combat. After serving more than 22 years and acquiring many forms of recognition and honor, he retired. He remained active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Association Post #3993. He was a loving husband to my mother and words cannot express the impact he had on all of his children. He taught us many lessons of life that still hold weight in our adult lives. I am honored to be his daughter and miss him dearly.
December 13, 1935 – September 29, 2011
-Keonie Smith, Marketing Department
My dad, Norman Hess, served in the Army and was stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. -Lisa Shuey, Creative Services
I am a proud mother of a veteran of the United States Marines Corp. My son Cpl. Armani Williams served 4 years (3 deployments including being out to sea on the USS Iwo Jima – Navy Ship during that time). I want to thank him for his service and most of all thank GOD for bringing him back home safely in 2017!!! -Neena Murphy, Real Estate Accounting Department
My husband, Sgt. Philip Elting is a veteran of the Cold War and the Afghanistan War. He served in the Army from 1980 to 1986. He was stationed in Germany from 1980 to 1982. He reenlisted into the Army National Guard in 2005 to 2014. He served in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012. I am a proud Army wife and thankful for all our veterans who have served as well as those who have given all. -Sheila Elting, Debit Balance Department
Jim Emery & Andrew BarlowMaster Chief Petty Officer & 2nd Class Damage Control
My Dad and my husband are Veterans. My dad, Master Chief Petty Officer Jim Emery served in the Navy from 1967-1995. Growing up, needless to say, I was moving to multiple states and countries. I loved every moment of it. My husband, Andrew Barlow served in the Navy also. OPS, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Provide Hope, and was on USA Camden from 1991-1994 as damage controls 2nd Class. I am a proud Navy daughter and wife!! Very thankful for both of these Veterans for their service for this country!! -Toni Barlow, Assistant Manager, Rite Aid #05317, Kennewick, WA
DID YOU KNOW?
- 31 out of 44 US presidents were veterans.
- During WWI, Marines were called “Devil Dogs.”
- All Navy submariners are volunteers.
- Many Air Force members grow their mustaches during March to honor Brigadier General and Triple Ace Robin Olds.
- The Army Ranger slogan is “Rangers lead the way.”
The Rite Aid Foundation and KidCents are proud to support Folds of Honor.
Since 2007, Folds of Honor has provided educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen and disabled service members. Want to get involved?