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Marine’s dedication to service continues stateside

“All gave some. Some gave all.”

These words are tattooed on Marine Sgt. William Lenard’s right arm; a tribute to the comrades he lost during three combat tours as an infantry rifleman in Iraq.

Wounded during his final tour, he was awarded three Purple Hearts – and brought home the lasting effects of the shrapnel he still carries as well as the memories of what he faced, and survived.

With the support of his wife, Kara, their six children and dog, Seven, William now serves as a firefighter in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It’s a role he’s held since 2012.

“I think it’s just amazing that he can go through all of that and then come back here and basically devote his life to helping other people,” Kara says.

In gratitude for his service, his sacrifices, the sacrifices of his family, and his continued commitment to the community, Whataburger is proud to partner with Operation FINALLY HOME to honor the Lenard family as a Hometown Hero – and a special recognition.

Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio with more than 900 locations across its 14-state footprint and sales of more than $3 billion annually. Whataburger is a 2022 Top Workplaces winner. The brand has more than 50,000 Family Members (employees) and more than 60 million customers who like to customize their Whataburgers just like they like it. Visit whataburger.com for more information. To apply for Whataburger jobs, visit whataburger.com/careers.

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