ROEVER Foundation - Restoring the Wounded
"As A Grateful Nation Remembers!"
Today on this Memorial Day I met for the first time Dave Roever, A Vietnam Veteran who at the height of the Vietnam War, was drafted into service. He chose the U. S. Navy and served in the Special Warfare Group as a river boat gunner in the elite Brown Water Navy in the waterways and deltas of Vietnam.
Speaking today at my Church, I was touched as he delivered his powerful message. I also felt closely related as he was part of the precursor to the Naval Special Warfare command that exist today that I served so proudly with through much of my early career.
Below an excerpt from his site:
“Eight months into his first tour of duty he was burned beyond recognition when a phosphorous grenade he was poised to throw himself exploded in his hand. That ordeal left him hospitalized for fourteen months. His survival and life are miraculous.
Today, with his engaging humor, Dave Roever is enthusiastically received both nationally and internationally as a public speaker. In every setting, Mr. Roever’s message is one of hope. Using his life as an example, he addresses issues relevant to his audience and presents concrete solutions to life’s problems. Often drawing upon his war experiences of loneliness, peer pressure, disfigurement and pain, as well as life’s triumphs, Dave weaves together a message of courage, commitment and survival that touches and transforms those who hear him. The foundation of his hope is his faith, supported by the wholesome relationships with his parents, wife, children and grandchildren. Thirty-four years after his injuries, the U. S. Department of the Navy corrected its oversight by awarding Dave his Purple Heart, along with several other service medals.
Because of his war-time experience of service, injury and recovery, he is uniquely qualified to speak to the needs of military personnel. He is called upon regularly to address troops on domestic military bases as well as those deployed around the globe.
Dave Roever is founder, chairman, and president of Roever and Associates based in Fort Worth, Texas. Dave and his wife, Brenda, are co-founders of Eagles Summit Ranch - Colorado, near Westcliffe, where Dave, Brenda, and team train wounded warriors, others from the military, and talented young leaders in areas of specific focus such as public speaking, and marital and emotional recovery after devastating injury, helping them to fulfill their destinies. Mr. Roever’s vision never stops – the second facility, Eagles Summit Ranch - Texas, is now open, near San Antonio.”
Dave Roever is a patriot and veteran who continues to serve his country well, and a Great Warrior Messenger for Christ. As he continues in his mission, lets all honor him and stand behind him and his wife Brenda for their many years of dedicated service to this Nation and those who serve her and ultimately the families who give all.
Partnered with the Wounded Warrior project and others, the Roever Foundation is making a great difference.
PO Box 136130
Fort Worth, TX 76136