Uniform Humor Inc. is a social media based company that stands behind and supports all branches of military, law enforcement, and first responders. Our uniformed heroes fight every day to keep our country and our communities safe. That’s why we continue to bring laughter and amusement to the page everyday.
Uniform Humor began March 11, 2014 by James Kidwell and his best friend, Alexander Thalmann. Their idea for the page came from wanting to gap the bridge between military, law enforcement and first responders. Those who have been in these lines of work knows that sometimes when it gets bad and all you can do is laugh. They wanted to help bring some escape with laughter to these men and women.
Things changed in a major way for Uniform Humor, and for James, weeks after creating the page. On March 31st 2014, after being on the job for only seven months, Alex was shot and killed in the line of duty. Alex was born February 3, 1992 in San Bernardino, California, where he was adopted at birth by his mother, Stacey Thalmann. A couple years later Stacey and Alex moved to Washington, NC. Alex was avid and talented soccer player, and an active volunteer with the Pamlico Tar River Foundation. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and completed his training at MCRD Parris Island on May 5th 2011. He served with Combat Logistic Battalion 451 of the 4th Marine Logistics Group. June of 2013, Alex completed the Basic Law Enforcement Training-BLET, at Beaufort County Community College. He then joined the New Bern Police Department in August of 2013. He was honored and proud to serve his community as a police officer. He was very charismatic and exceptionally wise beyond his young age. He was a selfless and amazing friend to those who knew him and a wonderful son to his mother. He was and still is loved and missed by everyone whose life he touched.
After losing Alex, James continued to work on the page keeping the original goal in sight. In 2015, James joined the fire academy, which is where he met Jarrett Sosebee. Jarrett and James finished the fire academy and both continued and finished the EMT program as well. Both work together on Uniform Humor and have helped grow the page into what it is now. Still growing and building the business everyday with helping the veteran community and all the men and women in uniform through stress relief and laughter, as well as working as first responders in their own communities.
In memory of “My friend, my brother, my hero.” Alex Thalmann, EOW 03/31/14