Veterans in Need
Brandon is an Army veteran from Zionsville, IN. He served June 2009-2010 and March 2011-2014. His main job was Infantryman. In Afghanistan, Brandon trained the Afghani National Police. He worked a lot with Special Forces and Marine Corps, even working with NATO forces on Insertion Extraction Team.
His service-related disability includes injury to middle, lower, and upper back, along with hips, knees, and left ankle. His struggles include walking, standing, sitting, laying down, and weight bearing for long periods of time. He also suffers from neuropathy.
Brandon enjoys hunting, fishing, shooting, farming, mowing, gardening, and helping other people, especially fellow veterans. He would put a TUC Tracked Utility Chair to work on his 120 acre farm. The TUC would allow him to garden, hunt, fish, shoot, and help others get outdoors. “This would be a game-changer for me as well as the disabled community,” says Brandon.
“This type of machine has been needed for a long time. This will change the disability world for the good.”
Combat Infantry Badge
Army Achievement Medal
Army Accommodation Medal
National Defense Medal NATO Ribbon
Driver's Badge with Mechanic Wheel
Norwegian Road March Badge
Dave is a Marine Corps veteran from Indiana. He served December 1967 – December 1969. Dave was Job 81 Mortars. His service-related disability is 100% with Neuropathy, Diabetes (Agent Orange attributed), and carries shrapnel in his left leg and hand. Dave has difficulty walking as getting up and down causes pain. He must use a cane and scooter all the time.
Dave has been helping fellow vets get service connected since 1974 and enjoys hunting. He says that having a TUC Tracked Utility Carrier would allow him to put food plots in, pull and haul, hunt, mow grass, and plow snow in both his and his neighbors’ driveways. Dave would like to ride the chair around various county and state fairgrounds and is interested in helping other veterans get a TUC.
Naval Commendation Combat V (Valor)
Presidential Unit Citation
Cross of Gallantry
Marine Corp. Unit Citation
Combat Action Ribbon
Vietnamese Unit Citations (x6)
Don is an Army veteran from Indiana. He served July 15, 1965 – July 1967. Don was an Infantryman stationed in Vietnam, guarding the harbors as the ships would come in carrying supplies and ammunition. He was sent to Fort Knox to be a Drill Sergeant. As a Rifleman, he experienced a lot of patrols through the jungles of Vietnam.
Don suffers from Agent Orange exposure resulting in diabetes along with hearing loss, neuropathy, and stints in both legs. He struggles with standing, walking distances, difficulty sleeping, and needs help in the morning to get ready for the day. Don loves being outdoors whether hunting or fishing. He enjoys every minute of camping with the family.
He says, “The TUC will allow me to get around my property in Brown County Indiana. As you know, we have a lot of hills and this machine will allow me to go places I would never have been able to go.”
National Defense Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Vietname Service Medal Good Conduct