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Join us on April 1 at 7PM EST for this special episode of heroism. In a passionate discussion about taking care of our nation’s heroes, Sam Houston will underscore issues facing veterans—young and old. As former commander of Chapter 811 Order of the Purple Heart, he’s now committing his time and energy to helping aging soldiers, while continuing to advise wounded active duty service members.
Sam served in the U.S. Army from 1964 –1972 and was wounded in action while serving with the 5 Special Forces Group, Military Assistance Command Vietnam, Special Operations Group, Command and Control Central (MACVSOG – CCC) on May 6, 1970 in the Republic of Vietnam. Sam is a recipient of the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, RVN Cross of Gallantry, and the RVN Wound Medal.
Sam returned to civilian life after being discharged from the Army and graduated from the City University of New York. He went on to work for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, receiving the highest award given by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney Generals’ Award for Heroism, before retirement.
With the US Army standing to lose 200,000 soldiers and $800 billion worth of cuts plus sequestration (an additional $500 billion in cuts) – that trickles down to a huge impact on training, benefits and more. Nearly all the troops afflicted with both ailments [PTSD and TBI] remain under the VA’s care after four years of care; adding to an already strained VA Health System, with veterans comprising a large segment of the aging population. Join our live-chat and call-in for “Caring for our Nation’s Heroes—Beyond the War.”