Salem Times Register

Glenvar graduate Jason Ford working towards a life of selfless service

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Jason Ford with his mother, Susan Ford, and father, Kenny Ford.

Some people know what they want to do in life by the time they reach high school. One such individual is Jason Ford. As a senior at Glenvar High School, he was regularly asked what was he going to do after graduation. “I’ve always wanted to join the military since I was a little kid so that would be my response,” he said.

Kenny Ford, Jason’s father, was a local police officer for 31 years. His mother, Susan Ford, has worked at Wells Fargo for nearly three decades. “My parents have always supported me. I played football for four years and wrestled for two years at Glenvar, and they were always there,” he said.

Jason chose the Army over the other military branches mainly because that’s where several of his family members served. “My grandfather and two uncles were in the Army, and they always talked about their experiences and how much it helped them later in life,” he said. “The Army also had a job that interested me, and that was a huge plus.”

Jason is a 19 Delta Calvary Scout…

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