2008 Deserving Military Family Contest Winner Named
The Drumgoole family has won a trip to Orlando, Florida from Montlick & Associates!
The family was named a Deserving Military Family after telling us their story.
The Drumgoole's have been married for six years and have yet to have a honeymoon. Jackson Drumgoole said their honeymoon was postponed after they lost his mother-in-law to cancer. The honeymoon was further delayed due to the birth of their first child. Then Captain Drumgoole was deployed to Iraq for 16 months. The Drumgoole's also recently gained custody of a son and Mrs. Drumgoole gave birth to triplets in March!
WSB-TV selected the 5 finalists from entries submitted and then the public voted for the winner on wsbtv.com. Montlick & Associates is happy to provide the Drumgoole Family with a much-deserved paid vacation to Disney World in Orlando, Florida!
Winners of the 2008
Deserving Military Family Contest
Thank you to all those who sharedtheir stories and photos with us. You are truly remarkable families. You are all American heroes!
2008 Most Deserving Military Family Finalists
All the nominees were well-deserving, and we appreciate the time they took to enter our contest!
The Ansari Family
My wife's unit replaced my unit in Iraq that required us to be separated for nearly two years. We are disabled veterans with two young children. We've had difficulty with employment, chronic pain, and the pre-mature birth of our baby. We are proud to have served our nation.
The Copeland Family
Brandon is coming home for the first time since May 2007, he has a younger brother Shawn who has an inoperable brain tumor... Shawn received a Make a Wish trip but it wasn't complete... Shawn wanted Brandon on that trip with him. Brandon is Shawn's hero...but Shawn is Brandon's hero.
The Lenk Family
Molly works at Fort McPherson. Colonel John Lenk is deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Daughter, Courtney, created Queens For Courage to raise awareness and support for Wounded Warriors. Brothers, Trevor and Joshua, created Tips For Troops, raising money for recordable greeting cards and webcams for deployed troops.
The Smith Family
Marvin Albers, a Navy Submariner, just returned from overseas. His wife, Rosalyn-Sue attends graduate school, diligently cares for the medical needs of their 18-month old, and works tirelessly to support several thousand troops through the organization she founded, Operation Stars & Stripes, Inc.