(S)Hero Veteran Continues to Put Service Before Self
Deciding one's future is never an easy task. Feeling she was spinning her wheels at home, Karol Rosenow gladly took her father's (a 20 year Air Force veteran) advice to help others by joining the military. Rosenow's first base was her hometown of Tucson, Arizona, at Davis Monthan Air Force Base. Here she gained the skills to perform critical medical support. As a medic Rosenow was able to help people first hand with things as small as a sprain all the way up to reviving an infant.
After 22 years in the Air Force, Rosenow retired and found herself again at a crossroad with destiny. Having suffered a disability while in service to her country Rosenow founder herself directionless. After heroically devoting her time to her country, what could she do? Lucky for Rosenow, she remembered someone mentioning DAV at some time just before she retired. Looking into DAV she was paired up with DAV Chapter 4 who helped her "cut through the red tape" and earned her 100% disability alongside the benefits that she had earned through her work for her country.
"I was completely overwhelmed. The Air Force was pretty much all I'd ever known. The VA had a huge stack of paperwork for me to work through. I couldn't have done it with out the great folks at DAV, especially the commander. Not only did they help me dig through the paperwork, but surprisingly they made it a pleasant experience,"
Since her initial meeting with the DAV, Karol Rosenow has become a Lifetime member of the organization and was voted in as Treasurer for Tucson's Chapter 4. You can expect to find Rosenow at many of the Tucson DAV events including Founders Day, airshows and more.
"I just love meeting people and making them aware of how DAV can help take care of our veterans. So many people are like me- not knowing where to go or what the next step is. That is why we are here. There is an Air Force saying that states service before self. I've always tried to live by that and am pleased to say the DAV does too," Rosewall announced.
This past weekend Rosenow joined the DAV Flight Team at her hometown base for the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona airshow alongside the B-25 "Maid in the Shade" to provide information about DAV programs/benefits and to remind people of the sacrifices veterans make for freedom.
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 nearly 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.
For more information about Disabled American Veterans go to www.dav.org or follow the DAV Flight Team at www.facebook.com/
To learn more about the DAV Flight Team go to www.davflightteam.com (http://www.davflightteam.blogspot.com/
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