George S. Patton

"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer."



Robert, 71, of Westminster, CO was drafted into the Army at the age of 21.  He was part of the 25th Infantry Lightning Division infantry where he oversaw the arms room and even had secret clearance as a courier.  He served in Vietnam in 1969-1970 and sustained an injury in his shoulder, for which he was awarded a Purple Heart for his sacrifice.

After leaving the military, Robert worked as a conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad.  He has spent a large portion of his time giving back, volunteering with the Holy Ghost Church and helping to start the annual Christmas Dinner in Denver.  Robert has never been to Washington DC and is excited to be bringing his best friend and fellow veteran, Gary, on the trip.  Together, these two friends and servicemen represent the challenges that being in the service can bring while simultaneously revealing the power of camaraderie.

Robert is thrilled to be having the opportunity to travel to Washington DC alongside so many veterans to experience this very type of connection at a whole new level. Given some of the challenges that Robert is facing, this trip represents a therapeutic opportunity, filled with both physical healing and reflection on his service.

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