In honor of Presidents Day, we’d like to celebrate with you not only the lives and achievements of our commanders in chief but tap into the patriotic history, stories and values of Electrical Builders, Inc. (EBI).
Recently, EBI employee Bronson Lake, SGT in the 8th Engineer Battalion, returned to the United States after his tour in Afghanistan. SGT Lake presented EBI with a flag that had been flown over base, Task Force Trojan Horse, during his service oversees.
Documentation included with the flag read: ‘These stars and stripes were proudly flown on the 28th of November, 2013, over Task Force Trojan Horse, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Shank, Afghanistan at the request of SGT Bronson Lake for view of the enemies of the United States. This flag represents the American resolve following the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11th, 2001, and bears witness to the destruction of terrorist forces threatening the freedom of the United States of America and the World’.
The flag and document is proudly showcased at the office of EBI. As a veteran owned company, it was a notable gift to have received, and represents the value of employing veteran and active military members. VP of Construction, Eric Netter, and President and CEO, Connie Netter, met while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era.
Constance Netter shares her story…
“I enlisted in the Air Force on June 18th, 1968 which was toward the end of the Vietnam Era. After ‘boot camp’ and additional training, I was assigned to the Personnel Department at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. I will never forget the day I helped to process in a group of soldiers that just returned from their overseas Vietnam tour. Although they were accompanied by a few support people to help minimize the ‘official paperwork’ that needed to be completed when they returned to the states, I could see first-hand and sense their mixed high emotions from their recent experience and tour of duty. The men that returned home would never again look at our country and the freedoms we have in the same way again. Priorities for them changed for a lifetime. I take great pride in continuing to support our men and women that “make the choice” to serve our country. Conscription ended in 1973.”