Beaufort’s Dominic Christofek, 35, enlisted in the Navy in Cleveland in 2004. After Boot camp at Great Lakes, he trained as a Medical Corpsman including Combat Medicine. He served at MCAS Beaufort and then was embedded with the Marines in Iraq and with the Navy CBES in Okinawa and Afghanistan where he treated all branches and foreign forces. He’s also served at NAS Pensacola and for six years at MCRD Parris Island before retraining as a respiratory therapist and an assignment to Naval Medical Center Camp Legeune. Christofek was medically retired this year and now serves his community at Coastal Carolina Hospital.
– Compiled by John Chubb, American Legion Post 9. For nominations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.