Abiud Montes - Motivational Speaker
Abiud Montes enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on September 11, 1989. In 1990 he was deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for Combat Operations in Operation Desert Storm where he served as a Tow Gunner with 8 th Tank Battalion (Anti-Tank) TOW Company.
Shortly after the war, he transferred back to the Selected Marine Corps Reserve and in 1994 was hired as a Firefighter for the City of Hollywood. Because of his experience as a Marine and knowledge of military Honor Guard protocol, he was later selected as an Honor Guard member to represent the City of Hollywood Fire Department in New York for the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony to Honor the fallen firefighters of the New York City Fire Department. Abiud has been working for the City of Hollywood for 23 years.