By Gene DiPaulaApr 4, 2016
Robert (Danny) Farrar, III, went into the Army straight out of High school joining up as an infantryman. His tenure in the Army saw him take the first search and rescue team into the Pentagon on 9-11, and a combat tour in Iraq from 2005-2006. Farrar went from being homeless and dealing with depression, to building SoldierFit and being selected to the 2013 “Top 40 under 40 V.I.P” by The Daily Record, as well as one of the Top 5 Men’s Health Ultimate Guys. SoldierFit is a gym based out of Frederick MD, which started as one sub-let location and has since grown to 3 stand-alone facilities with 3,000 members and 50 employees.
Recently, he co-founded Platoon 22, a 501(c) that combats veteran suicides. His goal is to revitalize the American dream and remind his fellow Americans no other soil on earth is more fertile for their dreams then America’s. Farrar was nominated by Jeremy Poling, a Mortgage Loan Originator at NFM Lending, who volunteers at Platoon 22.
“Over the last few years, I have watched this young man work hard to start the work in motion at Platoon 22,” said Poling. “As a husband, father, student, business owner, advocate, and friend he spends each day trying to help everyone around him with the last thought in mind on himself. His story is raw, with a past that is difficult to understand unless you spend time and talk to him. His service to our country, combined with the sacrifices he continues to make for our community, is unmatched in my eyes. I am proud to call him a friend.”
NFM Salutes is an initiative in which one military member or veteran is chosen each month to be honored as the “Salute of the Month.” Salutes will be chosen from nominations on the NFM Salute website, www.nfmsalute.com. The “Salute of the Month” will be featured on the website with a brief biography and information about his or her service, and NFM Lending will make a $2,500 donation to a military or veteran non-profit in the Salute’s name. Farrar chose Platoon 22 to receive this month’s donation.
Selected NFM Salutes may choose from one of several non-profits that support active military members and veterans, including Platoon 22, AnySoldier, Soldier’s Wish, and the Gary Sinise Foundation. NFM looks forward to the opportunity to continue to honor our military and veterans through the NFM Salute initiative.
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