Heyl Royster


Heyl Royster



In Gratitude to Our Country's Veterans


Heyl Royster would like to thank all veterans for your service to our country.

We are proud of, and grateful to, the Heyl Royster staff and attorneys who served in the military, including those veterans who continue to serve in the Naval and Air Force Reserves.

Mike Fluck served in the Navy from 1971 until 1994. During his 23 years in the Navy, Mike served on three ships – the USS Boulder LST-1190, the USS Elrod FFG-55, and the USS Detroit AOE-4. He was also stationed at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, with the naval submarine base in New London, CT, with the naval ROTC at Purdue University, and with Naval Recruiting in Peoria, IL. He retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.

Dan Frantz served in the Army from 2000-2006. As Staff Sergeant serving in the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment "Wolfhounds," he led a squad of infantrymen during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his service, Dan received numerous awards and achievements, and received an invitation to become a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, which is reserved for the finest Non-Commissioned Officers.

Tim Graham served in the Navy from 1974-1978 and has been serving in the Navy reserves since 1984. Tim was activated to military service for the Iraq War and served in the Middle East from December 2002 through June 2003.

Jim Kearns served as an intelligence officer in the Army from 1967-1970. During the Vietnam War, Jim served as a Captain stationed in Germany and Long Binh Post, South Vietnam - just outside of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).

Gary Nelson served in the U.S. Army as a SP4 in the 199th PSC in Korea from 1972-1974.

Gary Pinter enlisted in the Army in 2000 and served as a Cavalry Scout until 2004, which included service in combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his service, he was selected as a Distinguished Honor Graduate from the Army's Primary Leadership Development Course.

Mike Schag is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve. He has 20 years of combined active duty and reserve service in the Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps. He is currently assigned to the 618th Air Operations Center at Scott Air Force Base. Mike has been decorated six times with the Meritorious Service Medal and twice with the Air Force Commendation Medal. He is the author or co-author of fifteen books and articles, and his most recent publications include co-authoring Legal Guide for Military Families, published by the ABA, Servicemember and Veterans Rights published by Matthew Bender, and the "Servicemembers Civil Relief Act" chapter in the IICLE publication Military Service and the Law.

Dave Sinn served for six years in the Army Reserves (1970-1976), which included 2½ years of active duty. Dave trained at Ft. Polk, LA and served as a Corporal in the 475 Field Artillery as a mechanic on the M109 155mm self-propelled howitzer cannon.

Ed Wagner served in the Marine Corps from 1973 to 1977. He received his basic training at basic training at Officer Candidates School in Quantico, VA, and served in Yuma, AZ; Okinawa, Japan; Laos; and Pacific Fleet Marine Force. He was discharged at the rank of Captain.