Supporting Soldiers Helping Soldiers
Every once in a while, we come across a situation in which each of us
can make a difference. So as we begin a new year in 2018, I want to
relay to you a story where one of our own, together with our
organization, is making a real difference.
In the context of the AAAA and our four pillars of Networking,
Recognition, Voice and Support of our Army Aviation Soldiers and
Families, it is particularly gratifying when AAAA hears about one of our
members who truly made an impact in another warrior’s life.
On December 9, 2017 AAAA member SFC Christopher Smith, stationed in
Hohenfels, Germany sent an email to the AAAA National Office apprising
us of a challenge he was having in helping meet the need of a Wounded
Chris was trying to help a double amputee Marine, Garrett
Carnes, who had been rescued by an Army MEDEVAC helicopter in
Afghanistan and was in need of a companion dog, but was working through
the challenging process here in the U.S. with the Veterans
Administration and not being very successful.
BG Steve Mundt, Ret.
33rd President, AAAA