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OneRail is honored to spotlight our very own Veterans and thank them for their enormous contributions to our country. It is a privilege to work alongside individuals who have served our country. We want to thank them, along with all Veterans across the country, for their heroic service.


Barry Blanton - Logistic Coordinator 

Barry

Branch:  United States Army

Length of Service: 4 years 

Job/Assignment: “I was trained to be a Tactical Signals Intel Analyst, but you do whatever is needed. In my experience, this included being a mechanic, radar systems operator, BN Cmdrs driver, cook, dishwasher, handyman”

What is the most important thing you learned?

How to work longer and harder than I thought possible and have more fun than should be legal.”

Do you have a particular reason or inspiration as to why you choose to serve our country?

“We can trace our family's military service back to the Revolutionary War and I felt it my duty to continue the tradition, as well as a sense of duty to country.”


William Tello – Product Manager

Will

Branch: Navy

Length of Service: 9 years

Job/Assignment: Logistic Specialist

What is the most important thing you learned?

“Probably the best thing I have learned so far is that no matter how bad or critical your current situation is, there is always time to laugh, dance, and enjoy music.”

Do you have a particular reason or inspiration as to why you choose to serve our country?

Leaving my kids with a better & safer country to grow in and self-augmentation.”

 


Curtis Toman – Implementation Manager

Curtis

Branch: United States Army

Length of Service: 5 years

Job/Assignments:

  • 1.5 years in South Korea (8th Army Rugby Team)
  • 3.5 years Ft. Riley, KS (Armorer) responsible for the unit weapons and sensitive items

What is the most important thing you learned?

 “Time management and responsibility.”

Do you have a particular reason or inspiration as to why you choose to serve our country?

“I choose to serve our country as it was something I always wanted to do as a small child. I had many family members who fought in the armed service here in the United States and the United Kingdom and they were a huge influence on my life. I joined later in age after working as a Firefighter and then for an advertising company.  I finally decided was the time and we were in the heart of the war on terror. I felt it was my duty as an American to do whatever I could to protect our citizens from another attack like 9/11. “