They served on the front lines, and on the home front. They are “Generation Y” all the way back to “The Greatest Generation.” They lead the kinds of lives that most of America only reads about in books, but they are the kind of heroes America needs. They are… the most interesting veterans alive!
Forget about the Heisman Trophy race. Turn off “Naked and Afraid.” Stop worrying about your kill count in Call of Duty. Blackside Concepts, Havok Journal, Ranger Up, SOFREP, and the Green Beret Foundation are teaming up to bring you the kind of competition that REALLY matters:
Who are the most interesting veterans alive?
Who, in your opinion, are the most interesting veterans alive? We’re leaving this wide open—if there is a living veteran out there and you find him or her “interesting,” we want to hear about it.
- For purposes of this competition, we’re defining “veteran” as someone who has honorably completed at least one tour of duty in the Armed Forces and is no longer in military service.
- All persons nominated must still be living.
- The person being nominated has to be OK with us writing a story about him/her. A lot of vets simply want to be left alone and we have to respect that.
- You have to give us something other than a person’s name. Tell us WHY he or she deserves to be counted as “most interesting.”
To re-iterate: to be considered for this competition, a veteran must have served a complete tour of duty in the military, must no longer be in the military, must still be living, and must be OK with us writing about him/her. And we need some specific details.
Post your nominations on the Havok Journal Facebook page, or send us a private message by December 15th. We will compile the nominations and put the top entries up for a vote. Then, based in part on audience votes and part on the decisions of a panel of celebrity judges, we’ll select the Five Most Interesting Living Veterans of 2014.
So, let’s hear it! Who are the most legit, most bad-ass, most interesting veterans YOU know? Post it on our Facebook page, or message us about it. We look forward to hearing from you, and to sharing veterans’ stories. These are the kinds of stories America needs to hear.