A LIFE OF SERVICE

A LIFE OF SERVICE

Sergeant First Class John has had a lifetime of service in the military and the police force.  Serving in the US Marine Corps for four years, John sustained several injuries before his return home.  John then started a new chapter in his life and became a police officer in a major metropolitan area.  He also … Continued

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A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP – PRICELESS

A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP – PRICELESS

Forty -five deployed paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army were returning home to Ft. Bragg.  Away from base for many months, the soldiers were looking forward to a reunion with family and friends and a safe, warm bed to sleep in.  Unfortunately, the soldiers were in need of sheets, blankets and … Continued

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ORDINARY EXPENSES…EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE

ORDINARY EXPENSES…EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE

Purple Heart recipient Cesar G. was seriously wounded during his deployment by an enemy grenade which caused a traumatic brain injury leading to poor short term memory, loss of hearing in the left ear and partial hearing loss in right ear. After six years of service in the Marines, Cesar was compelled to retire due … Continued

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RETURNING TO THE WAVES

RETURNING TO THE WAVES

Nelson M.  proudly served in the U.S. Navy for over 20 years.  Traveling around the world during his time in the Navy, Nelson suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to the cumulative effect of explosive blasts onboard the ship. Nelson is now confined to a wheelchair, and is living with his wife and caregiver … Continued

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SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED TO ASK…..

SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED TO ASK…..

When SALUTE, INC. speaks with an injured veteran, they are oftentimes reluctant to ask for assistance.  Antoine P. was. In his words – “Reaching out for assistance has not been easy, especially when all my life I was the one seeking to give, in an effort to lift up someone else.”  Antoine (SFC, US Army … Continued

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ACHIEVING HIS GOALS

ACHIEVING HIS GOALS

Traveck R. (Navy, Petty Officer, Second Class) served in the Navy from 2003-2010, and was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.  After his discharge, Traveck searched for a career that would utilize his skills and provide a steady income.  He enrolled in a disabled veterans program at a local college and trained for a degree … Continued

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RESILIENCY

RESILIENCY

Columbus Day weekend, Major James Pradke and his wife were driving to their Indiana home with their two children, ages 4 years & 6 months. He had just completed a volunteer military assignment in Illinois. In an instant, their lives were forever changed when they were struck head-on by a drunk driver going 100 mph … Continued

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PILOTING HIS OWN RECOVERY

PILOTING HIS OWN RECOVERY

August, 2017 Update: On July 17th, over 100 generous golfers joined the DISCOVER/Palatine Hills Golf Association (PHGA) to raise money for SALUTE, INC.  With the proceeds from that event, SALUTE was able to purchase a Rifton Tram for Shawn that provides daily assistance in sitting or standing transfers, as well as gait training. This sophisticated … Continued

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A SMILE IS WORTH…

A SMILE IS WORTH…

Purple Heart recipient Sgt. Adam T., served in the US Army including one tour of duty in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. During his service in Iraq, Adam was posted near a hazardous nuclear testing facility, exposing him and his fellow soldiers to a dangerous level of radiation. All fourteen members of Adam’s unit … Continued

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A LIFELINE FOR THE FAMILY

A LIFELINE FOR THE FAMILY

Matthew, a OIF veteran and former US Navy Diver, sustained multiple injuries during active duty, including a traumatic brain injury. The sole support of his family, Matthew was going through rehabilitation for his injuries. During this period, the family’s income was severely stressed and they reached out to SALUTE for assistance.  SALUTE provided gift cards … Continued

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