Michael W. Malec

My hero is my husband Michael W. Malec. He is a Major in the Marine Corps serving in the Middle East as a KC-130 pilot.

Michael enlisted in the Marines right out of high school and was in the reserves until he earned his BA and was commissioned as an officer. He proudly served for 10 years before we made the decision to once again go into the reserves. He was flying as an MD-88 pilot for Delta Airlines before being called back into Active Duty. He is attached to a reserve squadron from Newburgh, NY and they have been in the Middle East since the middle of February.

We have four incredible children who love him and miss him very much - Melissa-11, Haley-7, Nathan-3 and Benjamin-2. We are so proud of his service to our country and we pray everyday that he, and everyone else serving, will be home safely and quickly.