Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo – Sergeant Greg Dotson

Compassionate Fort Worth is collecting items for Sergeant Greg Dotson, to be presented to him on Monday, January 30 at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

stockshowPlease read his story:

 

SGT Greg Dotson gives new meaning to the adage “ARMY STRONG”.

SGT Greg Dotson served as an Army combat medic for 10 years and is credited with saving the lives of more than 160 soldiers during 2 combat tours in Iraq. A native of Red Bud, Illinois, SGT Dotson enlisted in the Army at the age of seventeen. Greg was a line medic with the 1st CAV Division, in the Diyala Province, Iraq in 2007 when a 500lb. High Explosive bomb was detonated under his legs. As a result, SGT Dotson lost his left leg, part of his right thigh and he sustained extensive damage to his right leg ankle and back.

armystrongGreg suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and Post-Concussion Syndrome. Greg still deals with medical issues regarding the shrapnel in his face, head and body. Greg has endured 30+ surgeries with the most recent surgeries occurring in March 2015.

 

SGT Dotson was medically retired from the Army and immediately sought employment as a contractor helping U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan. Greg worked to build base camps and establish Emergency Operations Teams for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. Greg returned to the Fort Worth area and currently works for Fluor Corporation.

dotson-picSGT Dotson was awarded the Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal (2nd), Army Good Conduct Medal, ARCOM, National Defense Service Medal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, GWOT Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (2nd), and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device.

SGT Dotson is a devoted husband and the father to 6 daughters. Greg appreciates the opportunities he has been given in life and uses his knowledge and life experiences to help others and influence positive change in young people. Most weekends you will find Greg and his family on the basketball court or tackling some worthwhile outdoor adventure.

SGT Greg Dotson family resides in Keller, Texas. The family travels from Fort Worth to San Antonio often for medical treatment and resides in hotels.

 

  • Clothing: Alena 11, size small junior / Abagail 8, size 8 /  Lillian 7, size 7 / Anabelle 6, size 6 / Amelia 6, size 6  / Audrey 2, size 3T /  Greg – size XL / Amber size M
  • Dry goods
  • Canned goods
  • Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, cream, soaps, Germex, first aid kits, shower shoes
  • Bed linens – twin size for girls and King size for master bed
  • Blankets Sleeping bags Backpacks
  • Duffel bags
  • Folding lawn chairs
  • Ice chests on wheels
  • Towels

Please download the following PDF and print out the list. Consider giving it to friends or fellow church members: Dotson Family Information

The donation collection point is Ahavath Sholom Synagogue in Fort Worth: 4050 S Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76109, anytime prior to Monday, January 30.

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