Jim Brown receives the Medalla Honoral Merito De Sanidad Militar, 2012 Operation Walk Nicaragua.

I was very proud, and surprised, tonight to receive Medalla Honoral Merito De Sanidad Militar. I am one of many people who have repeatedly used their skills to help the people of Nicaragua through Operation Walk Mooresville. Operation Walk is a medical humanitarian mission whose team does total hip and knee replacements and foot and ankle surgeries. Everyone on the team works furiously to serve as many people as possible during the week-long trip. I was one of five people recognized. Others included Eric and Amy Norcross, Andrea Medlock, and Kathy Barnett. Although we were honored tonight, the recognition goes to the entire team of Operation Walk. Dr. Merrill Ritter heads Operation Walk Mooresville. Our trip to Nicaragua is in partnership with the military hospital in Managua. If you would like to see pictures of this year's trip, go to http://www.operationwalkmooresville.org/photos-2/