Veteran of the Game

The Long Island Nets Veteran of the Game Program is designed to honor returning armed forces veterans who have worked to protect our freedoms. As part of Bank of America’s sponsorship of the Long Island Nets Veteran of the Game Program, the Nets will honor a veteran at each of the Nets 24 regular season home games.

Danny Quinn
Monday, November 11, 2019
Danny served in the Army for 10 years. Within those 10 years, Danny served 4.5 years as an Infantry Officer and 5 years as a Special Forces Officer. Danny spent 3 years in Afghanistan and did 3 deployments. Danny received two Bronze Stars for Leadership in Combat and then graduated from Airborne School, Ranger School, and the Reconnaissance Leaders Course.
Sharran Chambers-Murphy
Friday, November 15, 2019
Specialist Chambers-Murphy was appointed by the Commander for the 258th and 300th Medical Detachments, in Rocky Point New York as the acting retention and re-enlistment non-commissioned Officer.Sharran’s decorations and awards include teh Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Award, Armed Forces Reserved Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Overseas Service Training Ribbons, and New York State Army Medal.
Gerber Rivas-Alvarez
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Rivas-Alvarez is a United States Army Veteran who served from 2011 to 2015. His decorations and awards include the Army Achievement Medal for Excellent Ability to Work as a Team Member, Commitment to Continuous Learning and Ability to Adapt and Overcome Any Changes.
Michael Carpenter
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Representing the United States Army, Sergeant Michael Carpenter. From 2004 to 2005 Sergeant Carpenter was deployed in Iraq and appointed by the Commander for the 1st and 69th Infantry. Sergeant Carpenter was then deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 where he performed 11 Bravo as well as 11 Charles Duties. He was transferred over to the 106 RTI Camp Smith where he presently performs his enlisted duties.
The Town of North Hempstead Veterans Advisory Committee
Friday, December 6, 2019
All members of the Veterans Advisory Committee serve a voluntary position within the Town of North Hempstead. Two successful initiatives the Committee have been able to establish is the Veterans Drive and a database of local businesses within the town who offer discounts to Veterans
Annette Tucker Osborne
Monday, December 9, 2019
Annette embarked on her Military Career in 1984 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Army Nurse and then assigned to the 307th General Hospital in New York. Annette’s Awards and Decorations include Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and more Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
Jacob D. Powell
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Sergeant Powell represents the United States Marine Corps where he served from 2008 to 2015. Sergeant Powell served four years overseas as Platoon Leader for 3rd Marine Division, Headquarters Battalion Okinawa and Japan. Sergeant Powell has earned the National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and the Sea Service Ribbon.
Carol Squatrito
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
United States Navy Veteran Carol Squatrito served overseas her entire tour from 1981-1987. Carol’s Duty Stations include Rosy RDS. Puerto Rico, Sigonella Sicily, and Reserve Duty  on the French Riviera. Carol’s service awards include Honor Recruit Recipient in Boot Camp, Top Female Student in “A” school, Ms. Sailor of the Quarter, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Morris Miller
Friday, January 17, 2020
Morris Miller represents the United States Army and Served in I-Corps Vietnam as a Forward Observer from 1968-1969. For the past 30 years, Miller worked as a Veterans Advocate with Senators, Congressmen, VA, and the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency.
Jamie Rodriguez
Monday, January 20, 2020
Jamie Rodriguez represents the United States Army. Jamie is a specialist for the U.S. Army who joined the Military in order to Serve and Protect his Country.
Pamela Usher and Bill Stegman
Wednesday, January 22, 20202
Sergeant Pamela Usher represents the United States Army. Sergeant Usher served from 1994-1999. Sergeant Usher was stationed in Kentucky, Germany, and Bosnia.Bill Stegman enlisted in the United States Navy in 1985 and served through 1993. Bill was deployed during the Persian Gulf War on the USS Blakeley, and was also deployed during The Desert Shield, Desert Storm on the USS Harland County.
James J Doherty
Friday, January 24, 2020
James served as an Aviation Support Technician Third Class from 1990-1995. He is a decorated Veteran who worked on the flight deck of the Carrier for the USS Theodore Roosevelt which led the Air Strikes in Desert Storm.
Salvatore Martella
Monday, January 27, 2020
Salvatore served as a United States Army Sergeant from 1966-1968. He is a survivor of the 1968 Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War. He is currently the Service Officer for the American Legion Post 1033 and Sergeant at Arms for the Vietnam War Veterans Association of Nassau County.