By Gene DiPaulaSep 2, 2016
Shad is a 12 year United States Army Veteran with two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his 12 years of service, he has conducted extensive military training both physically and mentally challenging. After September 11th , Shad enlisted in the United States Army. Enlisting in the Infantry was a big step towards his interest in fitness. Outside of the Military, Shad was introduced to weightlifting through friends, who would lift weights after work and on weekends. It started out as a hobby, but began to evolve the more he looked into the sport of weightlifting. Lorenz and his wife eventually would open CrossFit Germantown Performance, a gym in Germantown, MD.
“I joined the Army on September 11, 2001 because of the attack on our soil,” said Lorenz. “I wanted to serve and do my part for my country. After spending 12 years in active duty and serving with some of the finest soldiers I have had the privilege to meet, serving my country with the people I have and supporting this country is the greatest honor I have ever been a part of.”
Lorenz was nominated by his wife, Beth Piantone.
“Shad is a wonderful, loving and extremely giving person,” said Piantone. “He loves to train people in physical fitness to help them be the best version of themselves possible. He is a selfless bleeding heart who would give you the shirt off his back while he’s fiercely protecting his family and community from enemies and dangers.”
NFM Salute is an initiative in which one military member or Veteran is chosen each month to be honored as the “Salute of the Month.” Salutes are 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. Lorenz chose The Gary Sinise Foundation to receive this month’s donation.
Selected NFM Salutes may choose from one of the following four non-profits: Platoon 22, AnySoldier, Soldier’s Wish, and the Gary Sinise Foundation. NFM looks forward to the opportunity to continue to honor military and Veterans through the NFM Salute initiative.
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