The event will take place at BANKERS LIFE FIELDHOUSE in Indianapolis, Indiana at a pregame ceremony. Tim Alber who will serve as "Our Boots On The Ground" and nominated Petty Officer First Class Korba has said that she is an "inspiration to be around a true hero for her fortitude and unwillingness to give up on her dreams."
Dawn joined the Navy in August of 1994 after graduating from High School in Illinois. She has served on active duty for the past 10 years. After being out for a year she joined the Navy Reserves in August of 2005, and is currently still serving in the reserves. She has 4 years left to serve until she will be eligible for retirement.
On April 13, 2011, Dawn was deployed for a tour in Kuwait. On June 3, 2011, the retina in her left eye became detached while on an IA customs mission. Dawn was sent to Germany for emergency surgery. She spent 8 days at Saarland University Hospital in Homburg, Germany after having 2 surgeries and recovering. She then spent 6 weeks recovering at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany before being sent to Norfolk, VA to begin the process of returning home.
Since being home, Dawn has had 3 more surgeries, the latest one on September 11, 2012. It was cataract surgery for her right eye that had complications and she is still recovering from it. Dawn lives in Lowell, IN with her husband Richard and her their two dogs Haleigh and Twizzler.
Ms. Roth stated that the staff's appreciation regarding the support of the Indiana Ice Hockey team, saying, "It was a pleasure to be able to recognize the genuine care and affinity with the Indiana Ice Hockey's community relations staff when they were told the story of Petty Officer First Class Korba. The Indiana Ice Hockey Team is an organization of "True Class."
For those desiring to attend this honor event on November 11th, please contact the Indiana Ice Hockey ticket office at (317) 925-4423. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stand & Salute American Heroes is a major program of Our Fallen Soldier, a 501 (c) 3 Organization. It is a time for them to be recognized for the service and sacrifices they have given to ensure the FREEDOM and liberation of others. We honor them one hero at a time, but there are times, such as Veteran’s Day where many are honored together.