Operation Eagle

Operation Eagle

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Each year, The Fraternal Order of Eagles honors the service of troops across the United States and Canada through the Operation Eagle program. Members of the F.O.E. are invited to nominate a fellow member or child/grandchild of a member currently serving the U.S. or Canada. A limited number of nominees will be selected to receive goods donated from across the jurisdiction to be delivered in time for the holiday season. 

2018 Operation Eagle Nominees


Kevin McCann

Sponsoring Aerie: John T. Bouchard #3701

Kevin McCann is a 20 year old Upper Michigan boy. He grew up in Newberry, Michigan and has two brothers, one of whom also serves in the Navy. Kevin likes to hunt and spend time with his family and friends. He likes to help people and make them laugh and hopes to coach football in his hometown when he returns. Kevin comes from a long line of Eagle members, going back to his great grandparents. He will be stationed on the USS Ronald Reagan in Japan for the next two years. Kevin was nominated by Cynthia Conway on behalf of his mother, Shannon Holbrook of the John T. Bouchard Eagles #3701 in Newberry, Michigan.


Daniel Kent

Sponsoring Aerie: North East Arkansas #3354

Daniel Kent is 21 years old and joined the Army in 2017 when he was a senior in high school. After he finished basic training, he went to tech school to be trained to work on Patriot Missiles. He lived with his grandparents in Douglas, Georgia, and is very proud to be serving his country and his family. Daniel loves sports and is very competitive. He played football and baseball in high school while working part-time. Daniel is currently stationed in South Korea and will return to the U.S. in February. Daniel was nominated by his great grandparents Billie and Bob Cobler of the North East Arkansas Eagles #3354 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.


David Moruzzi

Sponsoring Aerie: Coeur D'Alene #486

David Moruzzi is 19 years old and joined the Navy shortly after graduating high school. He is an avid soccer player and track runner who has played both sports his entire life. David was accepted to the B.U.D.S. (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) program but suffered an injury prior to testing. He has since received recommendations to return and plans on doing so in 2019. David was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey, and moved to Idaho when he was 8 years old. He was nominated by his mother, Cathy Moruzzi of the Coeur D’Alene Eagles #486 in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.



David Potter

Sponsoring Aerie: Casper, Wyoming #306

David Potter is an Eagle member of Casper, Wyoming, Eagles #306 and has been a member since 2009. David has been in the Navy since he graduated high school in 1993. He is a paramedic at the same hospital he was born in. He has 4 boys who all play football and he enjoys camping and fishing with them. David is stationed in Bahrain until April 2019 and his entire family misses him dearly. David was nominated by his mother, Cheryl Crosby of the Casper, Wyoming Eagles #306 in Casper, Wyoming.


Russell Stilson

Sponsoring Aerie: Deer Valley, Arizona #3871

Russell “Rusty” Stilson is currently serving his second tour of duty and is stationed in Iraq. Rusty married his wife, Marrisa, in July 2017 and they had their first son in December 2017. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. Rusty was nominated by his Grandfather, Russel Stilson of the Deer Valley Eagles #3871 in Glendale, Arizona.


Marisa Minton

Sponsoring Aerie: St. Joseph, Missouri #49

Marisa Minton is currently deployed to Iraq and will be serving overseas for the next year. Marisa was nominated by her grandfather, David Lundin, of St. Joseph Aerie #49 in Saint Joseph, Missouri.