Veteran of the Week: Major Stephen G. Sexton

Published 4:15 pm Thursday, January 30, 2020

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 Major Stephen G. Sexton 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.”

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Here are highlights about this week’s Veteran of the Week:

Stephen Sexton was born in Andalusia, Alabama, in 1957. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1976, and served 4 1/2 years. He graduated from the Missile & Munitions School. Stephen re-entered in 1998 as an Army Chaplain and retired in 2013. He served two tours in Iraq and one in Bosnia, and graduated from the U.S. Army’s resident Command General and Staff College. His additional duties included Resource Management Officer, Project Officer and Operations Officer. Major Sexton now resides in Florala, Alabama.

In His Own Words:

“Reach for the impossible, grasp the possible, pull yourself higher.”

Melanie Poole is Communications Officer for the American Village and can be reached at