B98.5 – Hometown Hero- CPL Stephen Lincoln III
CPL Stephen Lincoln III
United States Marine Corps
My son is my hero because he has overcome so many life obstacles to become an amazing, thoughtful, hard working man who fights for our freedom. His father died when he was 8 and he struggled with that. (Who wouldn’t?) He was angry and rebellious and I feared he would not graduate high school but he did. After graduation he floundered around living in his car not knowing where he belonged or what he should do with his life. With the help of some great people he found his way and joined the US Marine Corps when he was 23. He has never looked back. He did a tour in Afghanistan from July 2012-Feb 2013. He would have stayed longer if he could. That’s the kind of dedication this soldier has. He is committed 110% to being a Marine. He takes on extra duties even when he is tired, he is always motivating others to be the best they can be (including his mother). I could go on forever talking about my son and what makes him a hero. Ask anyone who knows him and they would all agree.
Nominated by Cindy Lincoln