Patrick Henry Chapter Compatriots,
Our next Operation Ancestor Search (OAS) scheduled meetings in 2016 are January 12 & 20, February 9 &24
Many of you are looking for a way to help our brave men and women in uniform.
Our Chapter has a successful Operation Ancestor Search (OAS) program at Fort Hood helping Wounded Warriors conduct family searches. There are over 450 Wounded Warriors at Fort Hood and many of them need your help for only a few hours each month.
You don’t need to be a genealogy expert; we can train you how to help these wounded warriors find their families through Ancestry.com. We meet twice a month for lunch and car pool to Ft. Hood, arriving about 1:00 pm. The sessions are usually over before 4:00 pm and you will leave knowing you made a difference.
Operation Ancestor Search provides these following benefits to the Wounded Warriors:
- A sense of accomplishment, independence and personal fulfillment
- Establishes a personal connection with families and possible past relatives, who served in the military
- Reduces stress
- Is a social outlet
- Helps reintegration back into the hometown community
Many Wounded Warriors have a long road to recovery and spend months, if not years recovering from their injuries at military hospitals. Your help will give these heroic men and women a respite from the constant reminder of their injuries.
Compatriots and Veterans answer the call to serve by contacting Jeff Gammon at 512-861-5782 or firstname.lastname@example.org