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From left to right in this photo:
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The Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation held a luncheon at the Kiepersol Estates Restaurant on Thursday, July 20, 2017. In attendance were the Hall Family – Pam, Monte, and Jane as well as some members of the media; Wounded Warrior, Patrick Rogers and wife Shelby; and TXWWF Board Members.
The Hall family, including Gerry and Pam Hall and their son, Monte Hall have been consistent supporters of the TXWWF for several years, providing vehicles for transportation during the Pro-Am weekend, as well as dedicating the month of May to help the TXWWF at their car dealership – Hall Buick GMC. During this special promotion, they reserve a percentage of the proceeds from each vehicle sold specifically for the TXWWF.
This past May, their fund raising efforts provided the foundation a donation of $9,400. The Halls stem from a long line of family military service members back to at least WWII and are avid advocates of our men and women in uniform.
From left to right in this photo: Laura Trotter, Paul Trotter, Board Member, Sue Trotter, TJC President, Dick Goetz, Linda Bellington, John Mark Bellington, Jenny Lay, (GreatGrandchildren on the Front Row L-R): Molly Lay, Tucker Lay, Landry Lay and Hank Lay.
From left to right in this photo: TJC President, Paul Trotter, TJC Board Member, Sue Trotter, Dick Goetz, Linda Bellington and Shelby Gould.
The Trotter Family and The Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation made a presentation to the TJC Board of Directors and about 50 people in the gallery that introduced the Virbel and Sue Trotter Endowment Scholarship for Veterans at Tyler Junior College. A veteran will receive this permanent scholarship every year beginning this fall school year.
Paul Trotter opened the presentation by talking about his late dad, Virbel Trotter, a Korean War Veteran and member of the Korean War Veteran's Association of East Texas. Paul then introduced Dick Goetz from TWWF.
Lyle Mirsky, of CHP Motor Sports in Whitehouse, TX, has generously donated a completely restored vintage motor bike that will be given away in a drawing on Monday, October 2, 2017, whereby 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation. To learn more, go to our Special Announcement Page.
The mission of the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation is to raise awareness, to honor, and to empower our Wounded United States Military Warriors who live in Texas and surrounding states, enabling them to assimilate back to daily life upon their return from combat. We seek to provide Wounded Veterans injured from combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan with funding to defray the basic costs of living incurred, as a result of the short and long-term care of those injuries.
Our focus is to support programs and services such as the Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio at BAMC. Additionally, huge gaps commonly exist before VA benefits begin for Wounded Warriors who return from Iraq or Afghanistan following combat injuries. The Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation assists wounded veterans and ensures that they and their families receive private sector support to help fill this gap. We also work closely with other agencies to provide needed services such as handicap upgrades to housing, transportation to and from medical appointments, and other needs.
We support our Warriors by hosting golf Events, Golf Schools, Weekend Retreats, Hunting, Fishing, & Comradery.
The horrors of combat can only be imagined by those of us who have never had these experiences, yet these imaginations can’t remotely compare with actual realities. Warriors are forced to endure these hardships, not to mention the strain of family separations and multiple deployments. Physical wounds can be widespread, encompassing traumatic brain injury, burns, spinal cord injury, and amputation, just to name a few. Emotional and mental injuries are even more numerous where the incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is alarmingly high with almost one in five Warriors returning from combat being diagnosed with this condition.
Additionally, suicides have increased dramatically in the last few years and are significantly higher in Warriors of recent war theaters compared with other veterans from previous wars (www.veteransandptsd.com/PTSD-statistics.html). To view an excellent additional resource reviewing this crippling condition, click here. While there are many government and non-profit institutions that perform wonderful services for these heroes, their needs continue to be paramount—many Wounded Warriors are still falling through the cracks and not receiving the help they deserve, despite widespread efforts. It is the desire of the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation to seal as many of these cracks as possible and to be a significant resource for those Warriors in need.