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Veteran of the Week: Timothy Bird

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When Tim was a little kid all he ever wanted to do was play football. He played football in high school and college and continued to have a passion for the game. When 9/11 happened, he knew he wanted to serve his country. After considering different options and speaking to his dad and close friends, he decided to join the United States Marine Corps. He entered Officers Candidate School (OCS) in May of 2003and after completing OCS, he began his time in flight school. Once he received his wings, he was attached to HMM-364; the famous Purple Foxes flying CH-46’s. During his time with the Marine Corps, he served on 3 deployments oversees. Two of those deployments to Iraq and one to Qatar. He left the Marine Corps in 2013 but stayed in the reserves until leaving as a Major in 2017. After leaving the Marine Corps, he knew he wanted to enter a career that would still allow him to help people and be physically active. He followed in the footsteps of his father and father in law by becoming a fire fighter. He currently work as a fire fighter for Glendale Fire Department and coaches his sons youth tackle football team. He is happily married to his wife of 9 years and they have 2 boys and a little girl and all of them are huge Rams fans!

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