I was activated twice with my National Guard unit, the 1/145th Field Artillery. Once on a homeland defense mission to Deseret Chemical Depot in Tooele and once to southern Iraq to guard prisoners of war. I made an entire career change following the activations. I now work for the Department of Defense, a job I was able to get because of my military service. My life drastically changed because of that.
-- Wendell Thayne