Amerivet Securities Inc. Encourages Facebook to Support Military
MORENO VALLEY, Calif., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a statement released today, Elton Johnson, Jr., President and CEO of Amerivet Securities, Inc. has called upon Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, to make shares of his upcoming offering readily available to veterans and U.S. military personnel fighting for the United States in Afghanistan and other regions.
The proposal was made in a letter hand delivered to Mr. Zuckerberg. "There will be enough of the Facebook offering for this so I just don't see why they have to make it 'business as usual' and use the same 'good old boys' network they always use."
"It's a great win-win situation. Facebook is very popular with the U.S. military. I and most of my guys used it exclusively when we were in Afghanistan last year and we're still using it to keep in touch back here. Facebook has definitely established a reputation of being very supportive of the U.S. military," Mr. Johnson declared.
Mr. Johnson declared his willingness to assist in allocating Facebook shares, primarily to veterans, by participating in the Facebook Initial Public Offering Underwriting Syndicate. A Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) precedent setting portion of the realized revenues will be donated to the Medal of Honor Historical Society of the United States for which he has done work.
"I believe it imperative to support this organization whose mission includes location of burial sights of those holders currently unknown. Further, we should ensure that all graves of recipients are marked with an appropriate Medal of Honor marker or headstone," Mr. Johnson stated.
Amerivet Securities, Moreno, California, has been in business for eighteen years. The firm is a small, fully licensed and fully registered, disabled veteran owned and operated FINRA broker-dealer.
Elton Johnson, Jr. has been a stockbroker for thirty-five years. He is a disabled U.S. veteran. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, he served two tours of duty in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal.
Currently, Mr. Johnson is a Director of the Independent Broker-Dealer Association (IBDA), a small firm organization dedicated to increasing Regulator awareness of issues affecting small investment firms.
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