Samadah Shabazz, 19, reflects on the photo of her father on April 26th, 2017. Shaheed Khalil Shabazz served for 15 years as a Search and Rescue Pilot in the Marine Corps. “I became the Seattle University Veterans Club treasurer because I saw it as an opportunity to give back to the veteran community and I jumped on it”. Samadah said. “Growing up with a dad that couldn’t be present for most of my life because he was serving our country was so difficult. As an adult, I am just starting to learn who my dad is as a person. I feel it is my duty now to give back in any way I can to the veterans around me”.