Disabled Navy Veteran Joins DAV Flight Team at Wings Over Houston Airshow
U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer John Babcock joins the DAV Flight team in order to inspire local veterans.
Babcock first joined the Navy in 1977 and served over 23 years in places all over the world although most of his service was in the Mediterranean. He was in attendance at an airshow and spotted a local DAV chapter member and asked them how they might be able to help him with his claim. After making a few telephone calls the
DAV was on his side helping him every step of the way to get the benefits he had earned. He quickly joined the organization and has been an avid supporter ever since.
"I first learned of DAV at an airshow and if not for them, who knows what my life would be like today. I experienced first-hand what a difference the DAV can make for the returning veteran who needs help.” Babcock commented.
Babcock has helped the DAV Flight Team in its outreach efforts throughout the years as a volunteer with the Lone Star Flight Museum from Galveston, Texas. He is always willing to step up and share his story of how working with the DAV gives hope and caring compassion to all veterans across the country.
Babcock has a history of military heroes in his family as his Grandfather was a USAAF Colonel and his uncle served in the Navy. Both of his sons are serving in the U.S. Army.
“The DAV is an elite group who I have witnessed firsthand take great care of veterans and their families. My injuries are simply one instance of many and serve as a reminder and tribute to the men and women who have given everything to this great country and to all of us who enjoy her freedoms. Many of our brothers and sisters in the armed forces are continuing to fight for our right to be here today enjoying things like this airshow, I am relieved to know that DAV is there to greet and to help facilitate a number of often confusing procedures for veterans upon their return. ” said Babcock.
Babcock proudly joins the DAV Flight Team at the Wings Over Houston Airshow alongside the B-25 “Betty’s Dream” from the Texas Flying Legends Museum to share his story, provide information about DAV programs/benefits and to remind people of the sacrifices veterans make for freedom. He resides with his wife, Debbie in Dickinson, Texas.
The DAV Flight Team is an aviation outreach program on a nationwide airshow circuit to promote the services DAV provides to injured veterans and their family members.
DAV (Disabled American Veterans), representing more than 1.3 million disabled veterans, is a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. It is dedicated to one single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.
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