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Protecting the Protectors

New recruits get hugs and candy bars. Deployed personnel receive ‘Freedom Boxes’ filled with toiletries and Girl Scout cookies. Returning veterans find camaraderie and comfort. And when it’s time for the final goodbye, grieving families are supported at the service and at the cemetery. Across Oklahoma, volunteers serve in nonprofits designed to ease the burdens of veterans and active-duty military personnel.  “The...

Dan Rooney

To sum up the accomplishments of Lt. Col. Dan Rooney is quite the feat. He is the founder of the Owasso-based nonprofit Folds of Honor; a fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves; a PGA golf professional; an author and motivational speaker; and a decorated veteran, with three tours in Iraq and a long list of commendations and awards...