Servicemembers recovering in warrior transition units have not been exempt from the social distancing orders put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, 166 men and women recovering at the Warrior Transition Battalion Liberty Barracks at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, have often been spending time in their personal room to remain six feet apart from others. With no televisions in the individual rooms, this has left little entertainment options for the patients.
Thanks to a recent $42,000 grant from The American Legion Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW) program, 43-inch Samsung smart televisions now exist in all 166 rooms.
For the last 10 years, an OCW grant has provided wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center and their families a trip to Six Flags San Antonio for a day of relaxation, camaraderie, food and rides. American Legion Family members from the 20th District welcomed the servicemembers and their families.
Visit legion.org/ocw to learn more about the program, how to apply for a grant and ways to donate.