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Triumphs and Tragedies Only Military Families Will Understand: “Before Ken was in the military, he was a police officer, and life was so happy, and just easy,” she says. “We had a 4,000 square foot home with several acres of land. We were just really happy.” After the September 11 attacks, Ken decided to serve his country in a different way, and joined the army. “The kids and I were all just really proud of him—and if you ask us now, we’d tell you we would do it all over again,” Patti says.
President Undermines Fauci During Presentation to Military and Veteran Caregivers: "I wonder how veterans who have been exposed to burn pits would respond to COVID?" asked Patti Katter, cohost of The Decision Hour podcast and wife of retired Army Sgt. Ken Katter, who survived two roadside bomb attacks in Iraq in May 2007 but experienced a head injury. "Many veterans who were in Iraq and Afghanistan were exposed to burn pits."
Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellow Alumni: Patti's husband, Ken, originally served in the Marine Corps. After he re-enlisted with the Army, he deployed to Iraq in 2006, where he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2007. He is the recipient of a Purple Heart.Patti's husband, Ken, originally served in the Marine Corps. After he re-enlisted with the Army, he deployed to Iraq in 2006, where he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2007. He is the recipient of a Purple Heart.
Future Unknown For Caregivers Of Post-9/11 Veterans: For the last decade, Patti Katter has managed her husband’s medical appointments, medications and rehabilitation. She initially homeschooled their three children so it was easier to see the myriad of doctors. And she took care of the household too.
Congrats To Our Own Patti Katter On Her Caregiver Fellowship: We are pleased to announce that our own Patti Katter was awarded the Elizabeth Dole Fellowship for 2015 and 2016. Patti Katter, Veteran & Military Caregiver Program Coordinator, was chosen as one of over 50 recipients of the fellowship, which allows caregivers the opportunity to advise programs and play a leading role in raising awareness for the needs of caregivers throughout the nation.