Veteran James “Jamey” Helms joined the US Army in October 1989. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, now known as Fort Liberty, and became an integral part of the esteemed 82nd Airborne. During his service, Jamey demonstrated exceptional leadership as an Assistant Operations NCO, earning recognition for his unwavering commitment to excellence. His dedication to duty and selfless service were showcased during his two deployments to Kuwait and Iraq.
Following his honorable service in the miliary, Jamey continued his commitment to the defense of his community and country. In 1994, he transitioned to the NC Army National Guard, showcasing an enduring dedication to the principles that defined his military career. In 2011, Jamey took another significant step, joining the active-duty National Guard, where he continued to contribute his skills and expertise. Jamey retired in February 2016, leaving behind a legacy of service and sacrifice.
Today, Jamey remains deeply involved in community-related programs, embodying a spirit of service that extends beyond the battlefield. He actively supports organizations such as Fallen Outdoors, emphasizing the importance of providing recreational opportunities for veterans and plays a pivotal role in the HELP Center in Monroe, NC, contributing to initiatives that address community needs. Jamey is also a driving force behind Grand 40 and the Union County Homeless Shelter, reflecting a compassionate dedication to helping those in need. His post-military endeavors exemplify a continued commitment to making a positive impact on both local and national levels.
Stephen Knorr, Korky Mann and Eric Coomes from our Harrisburg, NC office were honored to present Jamey with his award.
*Pictured from left to right: Eric Coomes, Teri Wilburn, Cynthia Helms, Jamey Helms, Beth Ivey, Korky Mann, Stephen Knorr
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