At each home game during the 2017 season, the Buffalo Bills will honor a military member during the game's third quarter break presented by BENRUS, a legendary brand with rich military history. Master Sergeant James Kozma was honored at the Week 10 game against the Saints.
After joining the Marine Corps in 1992, Master Sergeant James Kozma served on Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and several disaster relief efforts in Thailand, Japan and the Philippines. Throughout his many years of service, Master Sergeant Kozma has truly served his country proud, leading groups both big and small, as well as serving on several humanitarian efforts. Before retiring from active duty in 2014, he earned many awards including seven Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
"I was really lucky, my career was successful," stated Master Sergeant Kozma. "I spent some time in some not so nice places, but I got to experience culture that a lot of people don't get. I was from a small farm town and got to see the world."
Though nervous to stand before a crowd of that size, Master Sergeant Kozma was at a loss for words to describe the entire experience.
"I've never got to experience anything on this level," stated Master Sergeant Kozma. "To be king for the day, so to speak, is pretty cool"
While awed by the standing ovation and overwhelming applause, Master Sergeant Kozma was presented with a service dog by Bills Owner Terry Pegula.
"To be able to meet [Terry Pegula] and for him to present it the way he did, it was definitely a moment I won't forget," stated Master Sergeant Kozma.
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