Disneyland Resort cast member and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Russell Fenton has returned to work after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan, where he earned the U.S. Armed Forces fourth-highest honor, the Bronze Star Medal.
Fenton, who manages construction projects for the Disneyland Resort, as well as the U.S. Army during deployment, received the honor for overseeing one of the largest construction efforts in Afghanistan. He currently serves in the California National Guard one weekend each month.
Fenton says he’ll never forget the support he received from Disney during his deployments, from care packages from fellow cast members to a job promotion while serving in Afghanistan. He said, “Just knowing how well Disney takes care of military veterans, even when they are deployed and unable to work as cast members, speaks volumes about this company. Disney really values its people.”