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Unsung Heroes – or the Person Who Helped You Through

February 21, 2012

From the Family Matters Blog:   Not much time here to send in your nomination – but can’t you think of someone? If you know someone who has hung in there, who has made your life, deployment, post deployment, whatever – just that little bit better – nominate them!


Family Matters Blog: NBC Show Seeks Military ‘Unsung Heroes’
02/21/2012 08:36 AM CST


Family Matters Blog: NBC Show Seeks Military ‘Unsung Heroes’

By Elaine Sanchez
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 – A new NBC show that rewards selfless people for their good deeds is seeking service members, veterans and their families to spotlight in some upcoming episodes.

The show gives people an opportunity to pay a deserving hometown hero back “for always paying it forward,” an NBC news release said.

“The network and producers really want some military stories as no one is more deserving than those who serve our country,” Jackie Topacio, the show’s casting producer, said.

The show will involve someone — whether a friend, spouse, family member or even an acquaintance — surprising a deserving person with “the ultimate gift.” The recipient can be someone who always puts others first, deserves a lucky break, is underappreciated, saved someone’s life, or has made a difference in other people’s lives.

“If you know someone special who deserves more than life has delivered, we want to help you surprise him or her with a moment they’ll never forget,” the release said.

You can apply to be on this show by sending an email to You should include your name, contact information, occupation, current photos of yourself and the person you want to surprise, and an explanation of why your friend or loved one deserves a special moment. And, apply soon. Producers are hoping to cast people in the next couple of weeks.

Also, since this show involves a surprise, producers are asking people to keep their participation a secret.

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