Tom T. vonAhlefeld
In what branch of the military did you or do you serve and during what years?
U.S. Army, 1961-1981
What is your rank?
1st sergeant, E8
What led you to join the military?
What is the most valuable lesson you've gained from your military service?
What are some medals, commendations, citations or other military honors you are proud of having earned?
Special forces, Airborne, first sergeant
What would be your advice to someone considering or planning a career in the military?
Think about what you want to do in the upcoming 20 years.
What are your hobbies and interests?
Coaching college soccer; Veterans of Foreign Wars — helping veterans
Immediate family members?
My children are all grown: one son a major in the Air Force, one son a deputy sheriff, a daughter who is the mother of four boys.