Maytag Salutes: James Fairbanks
21 May, 2016
Name: James Fairbanks
Hometown: Kissimmee, FL
Why we are saluting James:
Though we often recognize James Fairbanks’ great work as a model hhgregg employee, it was his service in the Marines that caught our attention while looking for everyday heroes. James served in the Marine Corp Infantry Unit 0311 from 2003-2007, serving two tours in Iraq as part of the 1st Battalion 2nd Marine division, Bravo company. Though returning to civilian life was difficult for him, finding a job he enjoyed and volunteering in his community helped ease the transition back.
These days, James dedicates one of his days off every other week to community service in his neighborhood. And when not involved helping others, he’s set his sites on rising within the hhgregg team, and eventually buying a home and settling down with his girlfriend.