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Disneyland Resort Cast Member Russell Fenton Earns U.S. Armed Forces Bronze Star Medal

posted on November 29th, 2012 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort Cast Member Russell Fenton Earns U.S. Armed Forces Bronze Star Medal

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.”

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Sandy on November 29th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Disney is a great company to work for!! Congrats Lt. Fenton! Thanks for your service to our country.


Ramiro from TX on November 29th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Well done sir…and Thank You.


Louise on November 29th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I know if my dad lived closer to Disneyland (he is in CA) he would try to work on one of the trains. He is retired Navy, but trains have always been a love affair for him. Same as my husband who is overseas in the Army. When we got married I made sure they took the train tour together in Disney World. Maybe some day my soldier will get to work for Disney too. Congrats 1st Lt Fenton!


Sean on November 30th, 2012 at 4:32 am

This is a great story! I wish that Disney does more for the vets and those that are currently inlisted. I only say this because I have see families ask if they get military discounts at the local Disney store and they have been turn down because they no longer get discounts at the stores, only at the parks.


Paul on November 30th, 2012 at 7:50 am

Congratulations Lt. Fenton. Glad you are home safe and thank you for defending our freedom. Your family, your fellow Disney Cast Members and our country is lucky to have you.


David on November 30th, 2012 at 10:24 am



Rebekah on November 30th, 2012 at 10:58 am

Thank you for your service, Lt. Fenton!