Barry Wyllie grew up in Dunedin, Florida where he graduated from Dunedin High School in 1995. Following in both his father and grandfather’s footsteps, he enlisted the United States Army as a combat medic, where after graduating from airborne school, was assigned to the 2-505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Throughout his 4½ -year enlistment, Wyllie rose through the ranks to a Sergeant/E-5, serving as a senior line medic with training deployments to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and later to Haiti for 9 months in 1999, in support of Operation Uphold Democracy. After 54 successful airborne parachute operations, Wyllie ended his initial enlistment term with an honorable discharge in 2000.
Wyllie now resides in the Boston, Massachusetts area with his wife, Nancy, and three kids, Ashton, Brayden, and Alexis. He is a Branch Manager for NFM Lending in Raynham, Massachusetts, where he takes great pride in helping fellow Veterans understand and utilize their earned benefits for home ownership. Wyllie was nominated by his fellow Branch Manager, Bill Driscoll.
“Barry takes great pride in everything he does, and is constantly trying to help others be the best they can be,” said Driscoll. “One of Barry’s favorite quotes from Lt. Col. Hal Moore is ‘American soldiers in battle don’t fight for what some president says on TV, they don’t fight for mom, apple pie, or the American flag…they fight for one another.’ Barry’s military background has helped him become a determined and focused businessman, while also being a great father, husband, and friend willing to go the extra mile for anyone.”
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 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. Wyllie chose AnySoldier to receive this month’s donation.
“Barry’s drive and commitment for success is a prime example of the NFM attitude,” said Bob Tyson, COO/CAO. “His prior military experience brings a unique perspective to the team. It is an honor to have Barry at NFM, striving for progress in and out of the workplace.”
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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NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 28 states in the U.S. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. NFM Lending has firmly planted itself in the home loan marketplace as “America’s Common Sense Residential Mortgage Lender™.”