Veteran of the Week: Sergeant George N. Limberakis, Jr.

By MELANIE POOLE / Special to the Reporter

The Veteran of the Week is sponsored by the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village — honoring America’s veterans and telling the stories of their service and sacrifice for the cause of liberty.

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Sergeant George N. Limberakis, Jr. as Veteran of the Week,” American Village founder and CEO Tom Walker said. “He is representative of the hundreds of thousands of Alabamians who have risked it all for the sake of our country and its freedom. To all veterans we owe a debt we can never fully repay.”

Visit the website today and add your loved ones to the Register of Honor: Veteransregisterofhonor.com. Help us honor, recognize, respect and remember our country’s veterans.

Veteran highlights

George “Nick” Limberakis, Jr. was born in Memphis, TN, in 1976. He calls Cordova, AL home. He is a 15-year Army combat veteran. Nick was stationed in Fort Riley, KS; Fort Campbell, KY; Redstone Arsenal, AL; Camp Humphreys, South Korea; Fort Knox, KY; Heidelberg Germany, and Fort Sill, OK; and was deployed to Kuwait, Indonesia, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. Nick was a combat medic whose last deployment was in 2009 at the Baghdad ER. He concluded his Army service in 2012 with the rank of Sergeant.

In his own words

“I would do it all over again. I miss my job but I love being a daddy as well. I took care of every troop just like they were my own family.”

Melanie Poole is Communications Officer for the American Village and can be reached at MPoole@americanvillage.org.