The VFW Sponsors Veterans To Participate in the 2014 Senior National Championships

By Diego Osorio | April 22, 2014, 5:01 p.m. (ET)

With more than a century dedicated to veteran’s service, legislative advocacy as well as military service programs worldwide; the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) keeps living up to its motto “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” and this is reflected in Harvey Guary and Charles Jost. The VFW will provide airfare, room and board for the pair to participate in the 2014 Senior National Championships. 

Harvey Guary was a Base Material Supply & Logistics Technician formerly enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. His work with the USAF enabled him to travel around the world to locations such as Misawa Air Base in Japan.  Today, he is legally blind and has made Judo an important part of his life, rarely missing any tournaments. It is through Judo that he lives a healthy lifestyle with an active body and mind.

Charles Jost, also known as “Chip,” was a US Army Combat Medic deployed in two different occasions: once during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as well as during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). He discovered the physical and mental influence of Judo as a patient of the poly-trauma department of the Washington, DC VA Medical Center. Since his involvement in the Adaptive Judo Program, “Chip” is quickly reclaiming his remarkable athletic abilities through the sport.

Founded in 1899, the VFW is a non-profit veterans service organization comprised of combat veterans and eligible military service members.  With more than 1.9 million members worldwide in almost 7,000 posts, the VFW is the nation’s oldest and largest organization of war.

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