Saturday, July 14, 2018

WWII veteran with PTSD feels the love from community on 94th birthday

Community has birthday surprise for vet, 94
The Chronicle
By Jennifer Bolton
July 13, 2018
"He is 100 percent disabled from his war injuries," Summer Camp said. "The doctors at the VA hospital said dad has the worst case of (post-traumatic stress disorder) that they've ever seen."
A Dickinson woman who wanted her World War II veteran dad to have a special 94th birthday turned to a place some might think of as a risky platform for help — social media.

Summer Camp asked people on Facebook and Next Door to send messages to her father, Bob Camp to celebrate his birthday on July 8.

She was surprised at what happened. Despite rain and gloomy weather, scores of people showed up to cheer the frail but excited veteran.

A key participant was League City resident John Dawson, who decided that he and the surrounding community could do a little more than send notes.
Serving in the Army under Gen. George S. Patton, Bob Camp fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.
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