. - WIS is proud to salute the military service of Lorie Fanning. Fanning retired as a Major in the United States Army. During her 16 years on duty, she served in Operation Just Cause, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
She was nominated by Marvell Mendenhall, who's been her best friend since 9th grade. She says Lorie is a hero because even after having two heart attacks and 2 strokes while serving in the United States Army she continued to serve and protect our country.
So, many times we forget about our soldiers and all they have to endure while serving. The least we can do is to salute them and tell them "thank you for your service."