Active Duty Rehab Unit Patients Receive iPods - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center


Active Duty Rehab Unit Patients Receive iPods

VFW 5255 members sort clothing and other gifts to give to ADRU patients.

VFW 5255 members and VA staff sort clothing and other gifts for active duty patients during their visit.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Members of VFW Georgia Post 5255 of Lawrenceville visited the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center’s Active Duty Rehab Unit (ADRU) November 16th to say thanks and give great gifts to very deserving military members.  The Unit, a joint effort between VA and DOD, was established at the Charlie Norwood VA to care for wounded warriors. 

VFW 5255 member and Retired Lt. Col. Ronnie McClendon had a few words for the men and women in uniform, expressing to the group that he “could relate to some of their experiences, but not all of them.”  McClendon tearfully explained that he “had not been hurt while in the service” and wished all of the patients a speedy recovery.   To help with that recovery, VFW 5255 members supplied each patient with iPods, blankets and some hugs. 

Staff Sgt. Grant Doughton Holder was one of the lucky patients to receive an iPod and said he was amazed at the generosity shown to the Active Duty Rehab Unit.  Sgt. Holder, who is suffering from a degenerative eye disease that will eventually take his sight, said that “meeting Veterans is always an honor” and a group that he can immediately relate to.    With Thanksgiving around the corner, Sgt. Holder stated, “I’m thankful for my family, my health, my home and the Blind Rehab and ADRU staff.”

Follow this link to find out more about the Active Duty Rehab Unit.



Get Updates

Subscribe to Receive
Email Updates