What an incredible story of inspiration and perserverence. Mr Vendela is a
testament to the human spirit and his positive outlook leaves me in awe. I am so
glad there are good folks like this gentleman to protect our country and teach
our children. I am grateful that I was able to hear your story and want to send
a big thanks to you from all of us!!
So often, kids look to their favorite sports figures as their heroes because of
their exploits on the field. It's not always unreasonable, because it takes
a lot of hardwork and determination to get there. But Vendela is one of the most
heroic sports figures in the world today, who never personally did anything
iconic on the field. Big thanks from a grateful American and Utahn. If I had a
son, I wouldn't want him to play for anyone else.
Such a phenomenal story! I love this and wish these kinds of things happened
Tra is an inspiration to us all. Thanks for your service and your willingness
to mentor these young men.
What a great story about a real hero. And to be associated wwith a great high
school. We need more men like that around our youth. What a great experince for
him but also the players on the football team.
Nothing but respect to this coach for his service to our nation and to the
Jordan program. I'm an Alta fan but my hats off to Jordan for bringing
this coach in. Good luck tomorrow and thanks for your sacrifice and service
Travis Vendela - You, Sir, are a true American hero and I thank you
for your sacrifice. May God bless you and your family forever.Maj
Dan Maloy, USAFVance AFB, OK
An amazing story of an amazing man. He is the type of man I would want to
inspire a son, not only on how to be the best at football but more importantly
how to be the best man he can be. What a terrific role model! We need more men
like Coach Vendela to inspire the next generation to do what they know to be the
right thing despite how it may affect them personally. He is one of the best
this country has and I hope he will continue to inspire others to search deep
within themselves and find the very best that they can be as well. Thank you
sir for your dedication to your country and to the young people you work with
daily. May The Lord bless you and yours.