OCTOBER 2013 MEETING / EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Our speaker in October was Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Samuel M. Rhodes SR. CSM Rhodes gave an impassioned presentation of the activities and events he and his wife are providing through their "Warrior Outreach Inc." programs for soldiers and their families at Ft. Benning, GA. Sam’s vision is to help Veterans from all of America’s wars cope with Post Traumatic Stress and overcome suicidal thoughts by using Resilience methods. In addition, Sam brought two soldiers from Ft. Benning to share their experiences of being a soldier in today's army. Thank you, Sam for all you do for our Wounded Warriors and thank you for sharing your vision!!
For more information about Sam's efforts please click on the link below:
Link to Warrior Outreach Inc.
CSM Rhodes was born in Ringgold, Georgia and entered the United States Army on April 27, 1980. He had a long and distinguished career in the Army, holding numerous leadership positions throughout his time in service. He was Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Squadron, 11th Cavalry Regiment for two combat deployments, and was later Command Sergeant Major of the 192D Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, GA. Following retirement, he continued in service to our nation with his involvement in numerous outreach programs. He is author of “Changing the Military Culture of Silence” recognized across the Army as the first Senior Leader to openly state he was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress. In 2008, he founded the Wounded Warrior Horsemanship Program which he converted into Warrior Outreach Inc. (a Georgia Non - Profit Organization) in 2012. He is currently supporting the community as President of the Fort Benning Sergeants Major Association. He is also on the House of Heroes Board of Directors, Invictious Foundation Board of Directors, and President Trident University Alumni Chapter for Columbus, GA.
To NDTA Membership, It is with considerable regret that I convey the passing of LTC (R) Dick Hunt. Dick was a very active, loyal, and longtime supporter of NDTA having been a member for more than 50 years. He will definitely be missed. Unfortunately, we learned just a few days ago of his passing. In the near future, Dick will be appropriately recognized by our chapter. Included is an obituary for your information.
Tim Robinson, Atlanta Chapter NDTA President
OVEDA F. (DICK) HUNT
January 4, 1921 - March 7, 2013
Retired Lt. Col. Oveda F. (Dick) Hunt, age 92 of Snellville, GA passed away March 7, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Hunt and is survived by his dear friend for many years, Betty Kitzmiller of Dacula and numerous nieces, nephews from Atlanta and Jacksonville, FL. Dick was a graduate of the University of Florida in 1949 and was a retired Lt. Col. Serving in the Army during WW II and the Korean Conflict. He remained employed with the government in the transportation regiment and after retirement went to work with Bob Wood Realty. He was an avid Florida Gator fan and an NFL fan. Dick was a kind, loving and friendly man who never met a stranger. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company” Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Funeral Home Link
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