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Wrong Homer Townsend?

Mr. Homer Townsend S. Jr.

Associate Director of Corporate Marketing

PVA

HQ Phone: (202) 416-7640

PVA

801 18Th Street, Nw

Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20006

United States

Company Description

PVA was founded in 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. Today, it has 34 (thirty-four) Chapters across the country providing service to veterans and advocating for the physically challenged. WPVA gained admission in PVA on November 19, 1980, and received its Chapte ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Executive Director
PVA Publications

Member of the President's Committee On Employment of Persons
Disabilities

National President for Two Years
PVA

Affiliations

Board Member
AzPVA Photo Gallery

Member
President's Committee on Employment of Persons

Web References (92 Total References)


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Remembering the legacy of Homer S. Townsend Jr

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Homer S. Townsend Jr - A staunch advocate of civil rights and veterans benefits
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A staunch advocate of civil rights and veterans benefits and extremely generous are among the many accolades being used to describe influential Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) leader Homer S. Townsend Jr.
A former PVA executive director and national president, Townsend died of complications related to his spinal-cord injury (SCI) in the early-morning hours of Feb. 20. He was 63. Townsend was buried at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Va., on March 4.
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Homer S. Townsend Jr., on the cover of the October 1998 PN magazine.
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Originally from Woodland, Maine, Townsend joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1969 and served as an aircraft electrician for 5½ years. He sustained his SCI in a motor vehicle accident in 1974 and medically retired from the Marines in 1975 at the rank of staff sergeant.
Townsend soon found his way to Mesa, Ariz., where he joined the PVA Arizona Chapter and became part of an iconic group who've each played key parts in PVA history.
Besides Townsend, the group included current PVA Publications Editor and former PVA national president Richard Hoover; former PVA Publications Editor and SPORTS 'N SPOKES co-founder, the late Cliff Crase; longtime PVA secretary, the late Frank Rigo; and the late Dick Sloviaczek, who was the inspiration for the PVA "Speedy" logo.
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"No chapter has provided such significant contributors to its PVA parent as Arizona has with such men as Homer, Dick, Frank and Cliff," Hoover says.
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This chapter gave PVA Mr. Speedy (Sloviaczek), Mr. National President (Townsend), Mr. Disabled Sports (Crase) and Mr. National Secretary (Rigo)."
Townsend developed a close friendship with Hoover, who served in the Air Force and had a similar appreciation of aircraft.
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"We were both in the military during the Vietnam era and since I had a flying background and Homer worked on aircraft, he used to rag on me unmercifully about how crappy Air Force pilots were as compared to the Marines," Hoover wrote about Townsend in last month's PN column (Thanks, Homer).
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"We were both in the military during the Vietnam era and since I had a flying background and Homer worked on aircraft, he used to rag on me unmercifully about how crappy Air Force pilots were as compared to the Marines," Hoover wrote about Townsend in last month's PN column (Thanks, Homer).


Remembering the legacy of Homer S. ...

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Remembering the legacy of Homer S. Townsend Jr

Meet the Candidates
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Homer S. Townsend Jr - A staunch advocate of civil rights and veterans benefits
View Forum |
...
A staunch advocate of civil rights and veterans benefits and extremely generous are among the many accolades being used to describe influential Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) leader Homer S. Townsend Jr.
A former PVA executive director and national president, Townsend died of complications related to his spinal-cord injury (SCI) in the early-morning hours of Feb. 20. He was 63. Townsend was buried at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Va., on March 4.
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Homer S. Townsend Jr., on the cover of the October 1998 PN magazine.
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Originally from Woodland, Maine, Townsend joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1969 and served as an aircraft electrician for 5½ years. He sustained his SCI in a motor vehicle accident in 1974 and medically retired from the Marines in 1975 at the rank of staff sergeant.
Townsend soon found his way to Mesa, Ariz., where he joined the PVA Arizona Chapter and became part of an iconic group who've each played key parts in PVA history.
Besides Townsend, the group included current PVA Publications Editor and former PVA national president Richard Hoover; former PVA Publications Editor and SPORTS 'N SPOKES co-founder, the late Cliff Crase; longtime PVA secretary, the late Frank Rigo; and the late Dick Sloviaczek, who was the inspiration for the PVA "Speedy" logo.
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"No chapter has provided such significant contributors to its PVA parent as Arizona has with such men as Homer, Dick, Frank and Cliff," Hoover says.
...
This chapter gave PVA Mr. Speedy (Sloviaczek), Mr. National President (Townsend), Mr. Disabled Sports (Crase) and Mr. National Secretary (Rigo)."
Townsend developed a close friendship with Hoover, who served in the Air Force and had a similar appreciation of aircraft.
...
"We were both in the military during the Vietnam era and since I had a flying background and Homer worked on aircraft, he used to rag on me unmercifully about how crappy Air Force pilots were as compared to the Marines," Hoover wrote about Townsend in last month's PN column (Thanks, Homer).
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"We were both in the military during the Vietnam era and since I had a flying background and Homer worked on aircraft, he used to rag on me unmercifully about how crappy Air Force pilots were as compared to the Marines," Hoover wrote about Townsend in last month's PN column (Thanks, Homer).


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Remembering the legacy of Homer S. Townsend Jr

Meet the Candidates
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Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is mourning the loss of past national president and former executive director Homer S. Townsend Jr., who passed away on Feb 20. He was 63
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Homer S. Townsend Jr. dedicated 41 years of his life to PVA, serving the organization in many capacities, from the chapter level to national, including as the organization's 31st national president from October 1998 to September 2000.
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"Homer was always a strong advocate for Paralyzed Veterans of America, and all veterans, but he always advocated in a constructive and positive way, focused on better outcomes for veterans rather than his own standing. It was never about Homer.
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"Homer epitomized the best of America.
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Homer S. Townsend Jr., being presented with a Vietnam War service pin during last year's PVA Board of Director's meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. Photo Christopher DiVirgilio.
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Townsend first volunteered as acting executive director of Paralyzed Veterans in 2006. That same year he was awarded Paralyzed Veterans' Speedy Award, the organization's highest honor, in recognition of his significant contributions to improving the lives of America's paralyzed veterans. He remained executive director, after being officially appointed to the position in 2008, until his recent retirement this past January. He also served as the first Chairman of the Paralyzed Veterans' Field Advisory Committee, advocating for the VA Spinal Cord Injury/Disease (SCI/D) system of care.
A disability rights champion, early in his career, while serving as Arizona chapter executive vice president, he was responsible for bringing the Access to the Skies Conference out of Washington, D.C. to Phoenix, where thanks to his hard work advocacy it grew from 40 attendees to more than 200, bringing light to the access problems individuals with disabilities face when traveling.
In addition to his work with PVA, Townsend also served as a member of the President's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities, the Arizona Governor's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities (1992-96), and the Mesa Mayor's Committee on Handicap Awareness for six years, two of which he served as chair of the committee. He was presented the key to the city by the mayor for his dedicated service.
Originally from Woodland, Maine, Townsend joined the U.S. Marine Corps in November 1969, where he served as an aircraft electrician for 5½ years. He sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident in 1974, and was medically retired from the Marine Corps in 1975 at the rank of staff sergeant.
Townsend is survived by his son, Dale, and his three grandchildren, as well as his brother, Harold, and sister, Terry Townsend.


Remembering the legacy of Homer S. ...

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Remembering the legacy of Homer S. Townsend Jr

Meet the Candidates
...
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is mourning the loss of past national president and former executive director Homer S. Townsend Jr., who passed away on Feb 20. He was 63
...
Homer S. Townsend Jr. dedicated 41 years of his life to PVA, serving the organization in many capacities, from the chapter level to national, including as the organization's 31st national president from October 1998 to September 2000.
...
"Homer was always a strong advocate for Paralyzed Veterans of America, and all veterans, but he always advocated in a constructive and positive way, focused on better outcomes for veterans rather than his own standing. It was never about Homer.
...
"Homer epitomized the best of America.
...
Homer S. Townsend Jr., being presented with a Vietnam War service pin during last year's PVA Board of Director's meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. Photo Christopher DiVirgilio.
...
Townsend first volunteered as acting executive director of Paralyzed Veterans in 2006. That same year he was awarded Paralyzed Veterans' Speedy Award, the organization's highest honor, in recognition of his significant contributions to improving the lives of America's paralyzed veterans. He remained executive director, after being officially appointed to the position in 2008, until his recent retirement this past January. He also served as the first Chairman of the Paralyzed Veterans' Field Advisory Committee, advocating for the VA Spinal Cord Injury/Disease (SCI/D) system of care.
A disability rights champion, early in his career, while serving as Arizona chapter executive vice president, he was responsible for bringing the Access to the Skies Conference out of Washington, D.C. to Phoenix, where thanks to his hard work advocacy it grew from 40 attendees to more than 200, bringing light to the access problems individuals with disabilities face when traveling.
In addition to his work with PVA, Townsend also served as a member of the President's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities, the Arizona Governor's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities (1992-96), and the Mesa Mayor's Committee on Handicap Awareness for six years, two of which he served as chair of the committee. He was presented the key to the city by the mayor for his dedicated service.
Originally from Woodland, Maine, Townsend joined the U.S. Marine Corps in November 1969, where he served as an aircraft electrician for 5½ years. He sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident in 1974, and was medically retired from the Marine Corps in 1975 at the rank of staff sergeant.
Townsend is survived by his son, Dale, and his three grandchildren, as well as his brother, Harold, and sister, Terry Townsend.


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Homer S. Townsend, Jr., Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America

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