Meet the Adopt A US Soldier Volunteers

Adopt A US soldier is staffed entirely by volunteers, just like you.

While each volunteer and supporter of soldiers deserves not only our thanks and appreciation, but the gratitude of the nation, these people keep AAUSS going behind the scenes.  Here, you can meet and contact volunteers, administrators, and other key personnel of Adopt A US Soldier.  While AAUSS numbers are over 1,000,000+ supporters, these key people have volunteered their time, talents, and efforts to help keep Adopt A US Soldier growing and functioning.

Debbie Charlton

AAUSS President, Adoption Administrator

Debbie has been involved with AAUSS since 2009.

Tura Busse

AAUSS Vice President, Adoption Administrator

Gina Bousson

Adopt a US Soldier Secretary and Adoption Administrator

Kelly Corrado

Board of Directors


Kelly adopted her first soldier in February 2008.  She’s married with a son and lives on Long Island NY.  While working at a local college, she is also working on becoming a history professor specializing in military history. 

Dani Pridemore

Ohio Ambassador

Dani Pridemore joined AAUSS in November 2013.  Her daughter Marissa came home from school one day and asked if there were any Veterans in the family.  Dani’s father is a Veteran of the Vietnam War.  They decided together that they should do something as a family to show their support and gratitude to the men and women currently enlisted.  They soon found AAUSS and have been involved with the program every since.

Sarah Durrant Kerley

Forums Lead

Karyn Palminteri

Forums Moderator
Karyn is also known as Miss K on the forums.

Lisa Kluka

Forum Moderator


Lisa has been a member of AAUSS since January, 2008. Her brother was a Marine who served in Desert Storm. This was her first chance to see what the support experience was like for our heroes. In 2007, with our heroes being in Iraq and then in Afghanistan, Lisa decided she wanted to put a smile on as many faces as she could. Lisa is married, has a daughter in College and two rescue dogs, Lucy & Daisy.  Lisa lives in Canton, MI.  Supporting our heroes has been her most rewarding experience.

Steve Osterholzer

Board of Directors

Monz Gecain

Ron Weil

Adopt a US Soldier Treasurer

Katie Connor

Forums Moderator and Facebook Administrator

Linda Stoffregen

Maryland Ambassador

A native of Maryland, Linda is proud of the patriotic roots of her hometown Baltimore…home to Fort McHenry and the “Star Spangled Banner”.  Her dad served in the Army during World War II and her nephew was a USMC MP who served in Afghanistan.  Linda is a legal secretary and has several family members in law enforcement.  Linda is involved in numerous fundraising events to help animals, children and the military.  She presently has two longhaired miniature daschunds and two box turtles.  Having joined AAUSS in 2013, Linda is eager to share with others the deep fulfillment of adopting military troops.

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Jacki Wymer

Michigan Ambassador


Jackie lives in Flint Michigan with her husband and 5 children. They have 4 dogs and 1 cat. Jackie got involved with AAUSS because she wants our troops to know there is someone thinking about them and that she is grateful to them

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