Sergeant Ralph "Zac" White couldn't wait to enlist in the United States Army as part of a proud family tradition.
After graduating High School in Pekin, he completed basic and airborne training in Georgia.
From there he spent five years stationed with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Zac completed 30 jumps as a paratrooper during his enlistment.
In 2009, he deployed to Iraq as a scout sniper.
He also did a tour in Afghanistan after k9 training in 2012.
Zac and his dog, Ikar, saved many lives discovering over one thousand pounds of I.E.D.'s buried in roadways.
In January, he completed his time on active duty, but remains part of the Army National Guard Reserves.
He is now home, pursuing a career in law enforcement.