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Greetings For Our Heroes

Brian J. Benak

Retirement Celebration: August 16, 2014

Brian Benak | Operation Welcome You Home
  I have had the privilege of standing beside you over half of your military career and through two deployments. I have felt so much pride as I've seen the immense love you have for our country and the uniform you wear. You would sacrifice without hesitation to stand next to the other men and women who hold your same belief. You have given our children an incredible example of character, respect, and selflessness that they could only learn by your lead. When you look back over the last 31 years of your military career, I hope you remember all the great people who have been part of this journey. Thank you for your service to our country and the sacrifice you have made! You are my everything~. I love you! Amy~

Congratulations on your retirement. Thank you for such dedicated service to our country. Being a part of a military family I know what sacrifices you had to make over the years.

God bless you.

Marla (Army mom)

WELCOME HOME Chief Warrant Office Benak!! Although we don't know one another, I just wanted you to know how much your service and sacrifice has meant to me.I pray eveyday for God to watch over, and return our soldiers safely home, and looks like he answered. You are such a role model for not only your children but for others. As they say "Real heroes don't wear capes, they wear dog tags"! Thank you do much for leading by example and showing others what being selfless truly means! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! God Bless You and your family. It is with great honor to salute you, and welcome you home.


Lynne Grezek

Associate Member DuPage Co. Marines Detachment #399

Thank you, Brian!!

We honor & salute you for your 31 years of military service! Somehow, saying thank you just doesn't seem to come close to showing how proud we are of you and how grateful we are to you for the sacrifices you have made on behalf of all of us who live in this wonderful country. You are truly an inspiration to all who know you and care about you.

We wish you much happiness with your future plans and hope you enjoy time spent with your family and friends.

The Operation Welcome You Home Team

Dear Brian, I am so proud of you for your service to our country and its freedoms. It is because of your sacrifice and dedication that this world is a safer place for everyone to live a great life. You have always been committed to helping others in need. Thank you for all of your hard work and service. God Bless You, I love you.


Glad you are back, glad you are safe. Thank You!!

Dave Stritzel

Dad- Thank you for all that you do! Your dedication and drive for the military has made you into the incredible person you are today. I can only imagine how many children and families you have influenced over the years! I have always been proud to call you my dad, and not a day goes by I don't think about the great sacrifices you have made for not only our family but for your country as well! Thank you for being the loving, supportive and kind- hearted dad and papa that you are!

I love you, -Lauren

Brian, happy retirement. Thank you for everything you've done for me, Jonathan, and our country. We love you so much! P.s. My dad also says congrats! :)


Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you for all you do and thank you for your sacrifice and dedication! We wish we could be there to celebrate!!

Tom and Sam Collins


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