Founder and Executive Director
Zac is currently an Active Duty Army Infantry Major with over 23 years of service to his country, both as an enlisted man and officer. He has combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, conducted peace-support operations in the Balkans, participated in multi-national operations in Macedonia and the Philippines, counter drug operations on the Mexican border, and taken part in numerous emergency response efforts in the United States. He has served in command positions from Company to Battalion, giving him a wide range of experience within Operations, Sustainment, and Leadership. He has been decorated on many occasions which consists of two Bronze Stars, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Purple Heart for wounds received in Afghanistan.
Zac was also nominated and selected as the 2016-2017 Military Times Army Soldier of the Year and was the first National Guard Officer to ever win this prestigious award.
He currently resides in Vermont with his wife and two children.
Erin Faith Allen
Erin is a war historian, genealogist, artist, and author – and above all else a passionate researcher. She has traveled extensively to experience history’s most infamous battlefields and armies, and has devoted her life to telling the stories of those who have served in combat.
Passionate about lineage, legacy, and how individual stories of triumph and tragedy impact generations, Erin leaves no stone unturned to answer questions, provide insight and perspective, and bring healing and closure to our military families. Erin is proud to be the daughter and granddaughter of multiple generations of men who have served our nation.
As Operations Director, Erin’s role is facilitating research, building relationships with families, and orchestrating return ceremonies across the country.