Rob Caldwell to discuss military service and post military career at Post 227 meeting

Sunday, October 20, 2019

The American Legion Post 227 in Shoreline will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, November 5, 2019. A Meet and Greet starts at 6:30pm. The program starts at 7:00pm. Both Veterans and the public at large are invited and welcome to attend.

The meeting will be held at Post 227, located at 14521 17th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155. [Behind Goodwill @ NE 145th St and 15th Ave NE]

Rob Caldwell was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967 and trained as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division in North Carolina before serving as a light weapons infantry paratrooper with the 2nd Battalion 503rd Airborne Infantry of the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) in Vietnam during a crucial time in the war.

After returning home he worked as a land surveyor for many years before attending college and gaining his doctorate in law as well as membership in the Washington Bar Association at the age of 49. He practiced environmental law for many years before retiring from full-time practice in 2012. 

Upon his retirement he began assisting veterans with disability claims seeking compensation and medical benefits for their service-connected disabilities on a pro bono basis (free). His experience as a war veteran himself combined with his legal expertise in administrative law gives him unique experiences that he uses to assist veterans. 

His practice includes a large number of appeals to the various appeal processes including the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Claims in Washington DC. The largest majority of his clients are those that struggle with psychiatric disabilities such as PTSD, and he has achieved significant success on behalf of those clients. He is intensely involved with “The Joint Service Committee;” an all-volunteer group of veterans working to enhance the lives of veterans struggling with the long-term medical consequences of serving in the military.

A brief intermission for refreshments after the talk will allow visitors to depart. Post 227 members are urged to stay for the post meeting that will follow the intermission. We hope to see you at the meeting.

While you are at the meeting, you can check out the Post Library that includes a large collection of military related books, video tapes, and DVDs. Any of these can be checked out, used and returned by post members and the community without charge. For more information about Post 227 activities, you can check our their website.


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