(L to R) Major Gray Davis, Colonel Gary Peppers, Captain Wayne Smith, and General James Dozier
On April 10, 2019, we hosted “An Evening of Heroes and Inspiration” that featured three courageous military heroes who had 77 years of military service among them. Honored speakers were retired Army MG James L. Dozier, retired Air Force Lt Col Gary L. Peppers, and retired Air Force CPT Wayne O. Smith. Each officer related his own story of strength and courage in the face of intense enemy combat to eventually return home to their families and continue serving their country for good. They were each awarded numerous medals and commendations for their bravery and service. Uncommon Friends Foundation board member and past president Gray Davis, Agency Executive and Senior Vice President of McGriff Insurance Services moderated the panel discussion. Major Davis retired after 21 years in the Navy and Marines, earning the Marine Corps Commendation Medal.