Mary Paxton, Board Member and Programs Director

Mary Paxton is a Registered Nurse specializing in traumatic injuries  ans has many family members who have served in the armed forces.  Mary's dad was an MIA and a POW in WW II.  Mary strongly believes  that those who served their county should not have to fear coming home.  For the past 3 years, Mary has been working with USASOA  in leading and operating our annual BBQ For Our Heroes program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  

We are extremely grateful to have such a committed and dedicated volunteer as Mary,  "As many of our service members return home they are faced with such issues as lack of health care, loss of job or home and of course too many come home with physical or emotional issues, and too many are homeless.  This is UNACCEPTABLE to me. These men and women are fighting for OUR freedom. I am committed to doing whatever I can to see these issues resolved."  

Mary and so many of our outstanding staff and volunteer are having a direct and meaningful impact on the overall quality of life for our ill, injured and wounded veterans.