Paralyzed Veterans of America appoints new executive director: 5 takeaways

Written by Megan Wood | January 13, 2016 | Print  |

Paralyzed Veterans of America named Sherman Gillums, Jr. the acting executive director.

Here are five takeaways:


1. Mr. Gillums is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and previously served as the organization's deputy executive director.


2. He suffered a cervical spine injury at 29 years old, which ended his military career.


3. In the 1940s, injured American veterans established Paralyzed Veterans of American after World War II.


4. The organization grew into its current 34 chapters across the country.


5. "This year, as our country prepares to elect new leaders and the Department of Veterans Affairs continues its evolution, we will ensure the voices of those with the greatest needs are heard loud and clear," said Mr. Gillums.


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