When Reg Avery was growing up, his parents were always involved in the local PTA and their children's educations.
"Whenever we were in school, no matter what, my mother and father were there," said Avery, who has two sisters. "Even if my father was in Vietnam or Korea or wherever he was in the world with the military — if he was home, he was there."
Avery and his father, grandfather and great-grandfather all served in the Army.
"[My father] made sure he was there to check our homework. My parents both were active to make sure that we, us kids, that we had someone advocating for us," said Avery, who was born in Japan and moved to Hawaii...