In this week’s episode of Warrior of the Week, TickPick is proud to honor Amy Nguyen. We are incredibly grateful for Amy’s service, and honored to send her tickets to see an NWSL match between the Washington Spirit and Portland Thorns!
Veteran: Amy Nguyen
Event: Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns
Branch of Military: Air Force
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a deep admiration for the military. It never really crossed my mind to join the military – that wasn’t until I went to college. My parents are refugees from Vietnam who fled during the war. I am the first generation of my family to finish high school, attend college, and now enlist in the Air Force.
I remember the day when I was sitting in my English class next to an Army Veteran who was telling us about his time in the service and he ended up giving me his field notebook.
I had a revelation that day of how much this country has given to my family and afforded us the opportunities that I had. The next day, I walked myself into the Air Force recruiter’s office because I knew it was time to give back to a country that has given me a life that most would wish for.
To this day, the military has given me more life experience and opportunities than I could have ever imagined, and I have a newfound motivation to better myself and to contribute back to the Air Force in any way I can. I wish to accomplish this by obtaining my bachelor’s and a master’s degree, using that to commission.
My time in the service allowed me to ultimately broaden my horizons and to become a better person overall. Integrity first, Service before Self and Excellence in all we do.”
TickPick – Warrior of the Week
TickPick is proud to announce Warrior of the Week! We would like to thank US veterans for choosing to serve our country with free tickets to sporting events all across America. There are never enough ways to thank our veterans and their families.
While still far from enough, we hope that a memorable night cheering on their favorite team or seeing their favorite acts will begin to show our appreciation.
Do you know a veteran or active duty soldier deserving of TickPick’s Warrior of the Week?