for Heath Campaign
Staff Sgt Heath
Calhoun, a native of Buchanan County,
graduated from the local Grundy High
School in 1997.
While serving in Irag
on November 7th, 2003, his Humvee was hit
by a rocket-propelled grenade, and the
young soldier lost both legs.
Our chapter along with
many in the local community raised over
$36,000.00 to purchase a specially
equipped vehicle for the Calhoun family.
The Veterans administration paid for
alterations to adapt to Heath's special
Member Janie Owens,
who is the Chapter National Defense Chairman,
spearheaded the effort regionally,
beyond Buchanan County.
Currently we are working to fund Heath and his parents trip to
Washington, DC Continental Congress in July to accept his award. Contact us at
right if you'd like more information.