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Robert G. Satterwhite was born in Oxford, North Carolina on 4 December 1956. He graduated from J. F. Webb High School in 1975.
Robert joined the Paralyzed Veterans of America in April 2007. He serves as the President of Paralyzed Veterans of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter.
Robert retired from the Army after 21 years of service. He is a T2 paraplegic as a result of an abdominal aneurysm.
Robert entered the Army July 1975 and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, SC. His tours include Fort Hood, TX (3 tours), Korea, Fort Jackson, SC (Drill Sergeant), Fort Stewart, Ga, Germany, Operation Desert Storm, and Fort Knox, Ky.
His assignments consist of 13B Field Artillery Cannon Crewman, Section Chief, Drill Sergeant, PLDC Instructor, Gunnery Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Operation Sergeant, First Sergeant and Readiness Group Knox, adviser to the National Guard for the state of KY, IN and GA.
Robert’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Drill Sergeant Badge and the Distinguished Order of Saint Barbara Award.
Robert has three sons, Leo-Phoenix, AZ., Robert D.-Republic of China and Anthony-Keller, TX. Robert resides in Stem, N. C.
The Chapter is very active in many areas of wheelchair sports and recreation, a critical element in the physical and mental well-being of spinal cord injury/disease Veterans. We encourage our members to use this program as a rehabilitation tool to increase independence, self-esteem and enhance quality of life. Over $50,000 is needed each year to fund this program
Per the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website, a recent studies indicate that disabled Veterans who participate in adaptive sports report benefits such as:
Veterans who become SCI/D after leaving active duty receive care from the VA, but benefits for many critical needs are not available to them. The chapter maintains three financial assistance programs, designed to help non-service connected members in need. There is a small amount of money set aside for dire hardships. The Adaptive Equipment Program helps fund the purchase of van lifts, hand controls, etc. The Home Structural Assistance Program assist with installation of ramps, widening doorways, etc. Over $20,000 is needed each year to fund these programs.
This program specifically relates to services that are critical to our members. For example we provide much needed equipment for McGuire VAMC and educational materials. Over $20,000 is needed each year to fund this program.
Each year members of the Chapter visit elected representatives in Washington, DC to advocate for veterans’ rights.We do not engage lobbyists, but volunteer expenses for this program are $10,000 per year.
This is primarily focused on the newly injured Veteran. Counseling can take place on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting within the VA Hospital. The primary objectives are to help develop coping skills and to provide guidance in the areas of independent living, recreational opportunities and other aspects related to the socialization of the newly injured Veteran. This program is delivered by highly trained volunteers and annual expenses are $3,500.
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