Tuberville Honors Jimmy Sullivan of Foley as March “Veteran of the Month”

Tuberville’s Veteran of the Month series recognizes Alabama’s heroes for service to our military and local communities

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today released a video honoring United States Marines Corporal Jimmy Sullivan as the March “Veteran of the Month.” Excerpts from Senator Tuberville’s remarks can be found below, and his complete remarks can be found here

“For some veterans, serving their country meant foregoing their own dreams so that millions of Americans would have the opportunity to pursue theirs. That is true for U.S. Marine Corporal Jimmy Sullivan of Foley, a star linebacker at Vigor High School in Mobile, who always dreamed of playing football for Coach ‘Bear’ Bryant at the University of Alabama.  But when the offer letter came from Coach Bryant, Corporal Sullivan knew that he could not accept because he saw the many Americans who were dying in the Vietnam War. So instead of following his dream to play college football, he dropped out of high school to enlist in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 18.”

“In addition to being a beloved ‘Pop,’ Corporal Sullivan is actively involved in his congregation at Bibleway Assembly of God Church in Foley, where he serves as a deacon and helps in community outreach efforts. His grit and courage is an inspiration to us all.”

Corporal Sullivan’s recognition is the second in Senator Tuberville’s “Veteran of the Month” video series. Senator Tuberville recognizes a different Alabama veteran each month for their service and contribution to their community. Constituents can nominate an Alabama veteran and submit their information to Senator Tuberville’s office for consideration by emailing

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.