To provide improved mobility to disabled veterans and children, as well as disabled officers and firefighters. We have a second goal of building a Veteran Training Facility where disabled veterans being released from military duty can attend and learn a skill or trade that will aid them in finding employment in civilian life.
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TC CHARITY had the absolute honor of providing improved mobility to this hero and WWII veteran.
Meet Robert J Alberty, former Sergeant in the United States Army. A man who lost his father at the age of 9 and along with his older brother became the Breadwinners for the family. At the age of 10 he was helping to support the family by picking cotton in the river bottom which is now Lake Hudson. At the age of 20 he was drafted into the United States Army. December 26th 1942 was the start of a long four years. He was assigned to the 714th Tank Battalion, 12th Armored Division, which became known as “The Mystery Division”. The name given to them when all insignia was ordered to be taken off of uniforms, all Motor Vehicles be painted over so no one would know who they were. First battle was October 1943. He was a foot soldier, 81 Mortar Platoon, and Gunner on a Half-track. He was in attendance for General Patton’s address to the THIRD ARMY June 5th 1944 and remembers it beginning as follows.
“Be seated. You are here today for three reasons. First, you are here to defend your homes and loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self-respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men. When you, there, every one of you were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players and the All American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn’t care for a man who lost and laughed. You are not all going to die. Only 2% of you right here today would die in a major battle. Death must not be feared. Death, in time comes to all men.”
April 26th 1945 they captured the bridge at Dillingen on the Rhine River before the Germans could blow it up. They succeeded on April 27th and tanks and infantry went barreling down a two-lane road in Dillingen and poured over the bridge across the Danube. The Danube River had never before in recorded history been crossed in force by an invader. Raiders and armies tried for hundreds of years but none were able to cross in force until the 12th Armored Division did that which could not be done. What happened in the next 5 days was a discovery that would infuriate not only the GI’s that were fighting, but the entire world. They discovered and liberated 11 death camps around Landsberg, Germany. The Nazis under Hitler’s Direction exterminated millions of Jewish and Polish people and anyone who didn’t agree that they were the master race. The torture that that he put upon the people will never be forgotten by the World War II veterans. When they got the news that the war had ended on May 8th, 1945, they were in Austria preparing to cut the Germans off from going to Italy. With the war being over he was sent to Belington Germany where he remained on Army Occupations. He returned to the states December 1945 to Fort Chaffee Arkansas where he was honorably discharged with a Freedom Ribbon, Good Conduct metal, American Company Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern campaign medal and three Battle Stars. The 12th Armored Division ended up with 2647 wounded, 427 captured, and a loss of 814 Brothers.
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Every $25 donated earns you a ticket in our prize raffle to win! The Raffle for the Polaris will be in May 2017. We will continue to do smaller raffles between now and then for everyone who donates $25 or more to TC Charity. Donate now and you will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a pair of Gatorz Eyewear. Raffle for the eyewear will close at 5:00pm EST on December 31, 2016 and at 9:00pm EST the winner will be announced.