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FACES OF FREEDOM, presented by Southwest

presented by Southwest Airlines


The Texas Rangers and Southwest Airlines want to hear your story or that of someone you know who has shown tremendous courage, strength and patriotism in their line of duty, past or present.

Each month, the Texas Rangers and Southwest Airlines will recognize three members of the military (active or retired). Each Winner will receive the following:

  • Four (4) VIP tickets for the Winner, Nominee and two (2) guests for one (1) mutually agreed upon Texas Rangers 2015 regular season home game
  • The opportunity for Winner and his/her Guests to participate in a behind-the-scenes tour of Globe Life Park prior to the Game
  • $50 in Rangers Captain Cash for food during the Game
  • One (1) goody bag for Winner with Texas Rangers and Southwest items
  • P.A. and video board recognition in Game
  • Recognition in Texas Rangers game program
  • Recognition at
  • A trip for the Winner and Nominee (or if Winner's Submission included a self-nomination, one (1) guest) to Washington, DC, in November for the Faces of Freedom recognition event


Thank you to everyone that submitted a nomination for a loved one. Texas is home to so many heroes; with your help we are able to honor those heroes who protect our freedoms every day. Congratulations to the 2015 Faces of Freedom honorees.

Chief Warrant OfficerAndy MillerArmy (retired)
SpecialistBlake McMinnArmy (retired)
Chief Petty OfficerCraig ChandonnetNavy (retired)
Chief Master SergeantDerek MadisonAir force (retired)
CorporalGeorge DodsonArmy (retired)
Lance CorporalHardy WillisMarines (retired)
Technical SergeantJack FanningNavy (retired)
Master SargentJames MarquisAir National Guard
First SergeantJames ThorpeArmy (retired)
Master SergeantJohn MassadAir Force (retired)
Sergeant First ClassJohn Wayne WaldingArmy (retired)
Staff SergeantLee ChasseArmy
Staff SergeantManuel Y. HerreraArmy (retired)
SargentMatthew LesellMarines (retired)
SpecialistMichael PierceArmy (retired)
CorporalPierce HentzeMarines (retired)
LieutenantRuben GuevaraNavy
SergeantTheodore (Ted) HoffsisArmy (retired)

2016 season Faces of Freedom nominations will open in February 2016.