Navy veteran Telemachus Orfanos survived last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people, but on Wednesday night he was gunned down in another shooting, this time in Thousand Oaks, California.
There are many paths to the military. For Janae Sergio, who became homeless during her sophomore year of high school, joining the Navy when she was 18 was a way off the streets. Years later, when the 36-year-old Navy vet heard that Maxim’s Cover Girl competition would be donating a portion of the proceeds to a charity that helps build homes for wounded veterans, she decided to give it a shot.
As many as 934 sailors will soon become intimately familiar with the name Andrew Mills, the namesake for a newly inaugurated barracks on Naval Base Coronado, California. And on Aug. 10, Mills, a Navy veteran, trailblazer and World War II hero who risked his life in the face of racial discrimination, was there to meet them.