Featured Veteran: Tyler Galleher

Featured Veteran: Tyler Galleher

The focus of the VHA was founded on supporting local Veterans in their journey to purchase a home. One of our biggest fundraisers every year is our annual charity golf tournament. These events allow us to have the funds to give back to local Veterans asking for our help throughout the year. We always aim to have as many Veterans come out to play as possible and enjoy a day on the golf course.

Throughout the year, our supporters donate money just to sponsor Veterans to play at our annual golf event. This past tournament, we are proud to feature Tyler Galleher, a Marine Corps Veteran who was medically retired in 2017. Tyler was a honored Veteran at our 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament in June 2018.

 

 

 

 

Here is a little more information on Tyler.

“I grew up in Stanwood Washington, a small little country town. I am the youngest of three sisters and the son of my mother and Father Walt and Julie Galleher. I played all sports growing up, but baseball was my favorite. I graduated from Stanwood High School in 2008. I got married to my wife Jodie Galleher on March 03, 2012 and have a son that is 18 months old named Teegan. We have another baby boy due in August 2018. Jodie is a 2nd grade teacher in Menifee,CA.

  • January 12, 2009 I Joined the Marine Corps.
  • 2009- Combat Engineer School, Camp Lejeune NC
  • Sept. 2009- Checked into 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Camp Pendleton
  • March 2010- Deployed to Helmand Province Afghanistan and in July was combat meritoriously promoted to Corporal
  • February 2011- Deployed on a MEU aboard the USS Boxer
  • April 2012- Deployed to Camp Leatherneck Afghanistan as a Sapper Instructor and gave Counter IED training to over 1500 service members.
  • 2013- Was promoted to Sergeant and moved to MWSS- 372
  • 2016- Attended the All Marine Golf Team Trials at Paris Island and finished 1st place
  • Jan 1, 2017- Got Medically Retired

My wife and I just bought a house in Menifee and I am almost done with my Associates degree from Mt. San Jacinto Community College. I also played on the golf team at MSJC and medaled for first place in two tournaments this season. I was nominated and awarded the CCCAA All-state Academic award for maintaining above a 3.5 GPA while playing a full time sport. I am going to transfer to a university and study kinesiology in hopes to become a high school PE teacher/golf coach”.

If you would like to be a sponsor for a Military Veteran like Tyler, check out our donation page and consider donating today!

2018-06-26T10:56:34+00:00June 26th, 2018|Hero Stories|0 Comments

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